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By Kayem 11 September 2013 36

“An Evening at Woden Bus Interchange”: a play in one, very short act.

Scene: 7pm on a Tuesday evening. Woden Interchange. On the 3 series platform, three wearied travellers are anticipating the purchase of a tariff from the local public transport authority.

Arsehat 1 (very loudly): Hey Arsehat 2, you’re a effing c-bomb;

Arsehat 2 (to narrator): Hey Mister, do you have two bucks?

Bus to wrong destination pulls into interchange.

Narrator (to Arsehat 2): I’m afraid I only have my bus fare and I need to … get on that bus right there, right now.

Curtain.

Casting notes for Director: Arsehats should be cast as fifteen year old female street urchins.

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poetix 10:00 am 16 Sep 13

breda said :

Give it up. The fact that they were also political and later religious leaders doesn’t mean that when they used their own money to pay Michelangelo to do work is the same as the grants the ACT government gives to incompetents to produce monstrosities.

Also, you seem to have missed the word “most” in my original comment. Even if your incorrect statements were true, it hardly explains the history of art. Taxpayer funded grants have played a vanishingly small part in it – and that includes music, btw. Get over it.

Wow! A ‘give it up’ *and* a ‘get over it’. Who’d have thought the Medici would raise such strong feelings on a Monday and all?

beardedclam 9:44 am 16 Sep 13

damien haas said :

Every time ACTION have consulted the public they have been told that a manned presence at the interchanges is required. They simply refuse to do it.

I am pro-Belconnen till I die and you are a knob in my opinion. They were talking about Woden and of course you chime in and tell everyone how you think Belconnen should be. Saw that coming. We can always rely on Damo to chime in with 2 cents worth when it comes to ACTION/public transport/public realm in any part of Canberra.

I would give them the 2 bucks, they might actually need it more than i do. I would just spend it on gambling, smokes or junk food.

FrankieBT 9:43 am 16 Sep 13

Why every third person on Canberra bus not able to blow nose? I sit today near two people who take turns to loud suck it back up into head. White people to — I know is cultural thing for some but this Auzzies. Should bus have holder at front for pamphlet and tissues as well. I think yes.

breda 7:55 am 16 Sep 13

Give it up. The fact that they were also political and later religious leaders doesn’t mean that when they used their own money to pay Michelangelo to do work is the same as the grants the ACT government gives to incompetents to produce monstrosities.

Also, you seem to have missed the word “most” in my original comment. Even if your incorrect statements were true, it hardly explains the history of art. Taxpayer funded grants have played a vanishingly small part in it – and that includes music, btw. Get over it.

poetix 10:06 am 15 Sep 13

Because Cardinals, Popes and City State leaders didn’t make money from the general populace? I think you’ll find they did.

breda 4:49 am 15 Sep 13

Er, I think you’ll find that the Medici, who were fabulously wealthy, used their own money to sponsor Michelangelo.

poetix 7:07 pm 14 Sep 13

breda said :

…. And to think that you did it without a government grant, just like almost every other decent artist throughout history!

Yes, it’s a total mystery what the Medici saw in that upstart Michelangelo.

breda 4:27 pm 14 Sep 13

Wonderful. Thanks, Kayem. And to think that you did it without a government grant, just like almost every other decent artist throughout history!

I can see a series of vignettes, perhaps titled Underbelly: Canberra – here. Some of the posts above have provided examples. We also need a few drunken politicians doing things like making a goose of themselves in Fyshwick brothels and local bars and restaurants. Hint: taxi drivers, limo drivers and ComCar drivers know enough for at least six episodes.

damien haas 12:45 pm 14 Sep 13

Bussie said :

damien haas said :

Shall i just pop down to Belconnen interchange and look for the supervisor shall I ?

Or shall i wander over to the Westfield Belconnen bus station/carports and see if I can find the supervisor?

(posted at 8:45PM)

Knock yourself out. You first implied that the interchanges (nb interchanges plural) are unmanned. I pointed out you were wrong. Why not just admit your mistake?

All.

Keep digging mate.

Bussie 7:54 am 14 Sep 13

damien haas said :

Shall i just pop down to Belconnen interchange and look for the supervisor shall I ?

Or shall i wander over to the Westfield Belconnen bus station/carports and see if I can find the supervisor?

(posted at 8:45PM)

Knock yourself out. You first implied that the interchanges (nb interchanges plural) are unmanned. I pointed out you were wrong. Why not just admit your mistake?

Thumper 9:49 pm 13 Sep 13

Bussie said :

damien haas said :

Every time ACTION have consulted the public they have been told that a manned presence at the interchanges is required. They simply refuse to do it.

For a self-styled expert on public transport you really don’t know much do ya big guy? All interchanges have supervisors stationed there. However they aren’t always there because they have other duties that take them out of the interchanges. Unfortunately the supervisors have no power to do anything about bad behavior except call the police. Something that most citizens are now well equipped to do with their mobile phones.

Coming from a guy that has publicly stated (on Riotact at that) that he is quite happy to tell the general public to F### off.

Make of that what you will…

damien haas 8:46 pm 13 Sep 13

Bussie said :

damien haas said :

Every time ACTION have consulted the public they have been told that a manned presence at the interchanges is required. They simply refuse to do it.

For a self-styled expert on public transport you really don’t know much do ya big guy? All interchanges have supervisors stationed there. However they aren’t always there because they have other duties that take them out of the interchanges. Unfortunately the supervisors have no power to do anything about bad behavior except call the police. Something that most citizens are now well equipped to do with their mobile phones.

Shall i just pop down to Belconnen interchange and look for the supervisor shall I ?

Or shall i wander over to the Westfield Belconnen bus station/carports and see if I can find the supervisor?

(posted at 8:45PM)

Bussie 6:44 pm 13 Sep 13

damien haas said :

Every time ACTION have consulted the public they have been told that a manned presence at the interchanges is required. They simply refuse to do it.

For a self-styled expert on public transport you really don’t know much do ya big guy? All interchanges have supervisors stationed there. However they aren’t always there because they have other duties that take them out of the interchanges. Unfortunately the supervisors have no power to do anything about bad behavior except call the police. Something that most citizens are now well equipped to do with their mobile phones.

lostinbias 7:50 pm 12 Sep 13

Some wonderful gentleman approached me in Dickson a few years back. He said he lived in Goulburn and was stranded in Canberra so he needed petrol money. He offered a mobile number and shit even, and took mine so he could arrange to pay back the money. Being naive, I gave him some money. Of course I got scammed, in fact, a couple of weeks later he tried it on me again in Civic. I called him out and he was like “man! I ran out of petrol again!” and I walked off.

I hope he’s six feet under now but if he ever shows up again tha 2617 will make sure he has some time for reflection at the bottom of Lake Ginninderra.

Genie 6:44 pm 12 Sep 13

You can have the arsehat who just threatened to beat up people in the city bus interchange coz she needed money to get home to Queanbeyan.

She even made some poor Asian girl who I don’t think spoke English burst into tears.

The usual police presence and ACTION staff that I see before 6pm were no where to be seen.

Robertson 9:07 am 12 Sep 13

bigfeet said :

milkman said :

When kids and druggie scum ask if I have 2 bucks I sometimes respond with “yes, thanks” and keep walking.

I use -n “Yes I do thanks, That’s because I have a job. Maybe you should try that.”

I have taught my children to never make eye contact and avoid their proximity: Hepatitis is not something worth risking.

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