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The loneliest bus stop in the world?

By johnboy 22 February 2013 40

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Benaresq sent this in, can anyone confirm the veracity?

I recently noticed a bus stop next to a shared path in Weston.

Not sure if it’s some surprisingly clever vandalism, subtle street art or the result of a horrible government miscommunication, but it’s amusing anyway.

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Benaresq 6:33 pm 13 Mar 13

Sadly I noticed today that the bus stop is missing, I’m not sure if it was the government fun police or the ‘artists’ who appear to have recently tagged the seat.

It appears that the back story will remain a mystery.

c_c™ 8:15 pm 23 Feb 13

gooterz said :

Aluminium is rumoured to contribute to dementia. Yet everything we in cooking is mostly made from the stuff – read that as get an iron wok.

By everything, you mean the cheap crap they sell in Kmart and the Reject Shop. Because everything I use (mostly on sale from Myer and DJs) is stainless steel and copper base.

DrKoresh 5:18 pm 23 Feb 13

BimboGeek said :

A medical opinion that aluminium is harmless. Yet is DrKoresh brave enough to open a restaurant with aluminium cookpots, whisks, spatulas, wine goblets, cocktail shakers?

Am I rich, motivated and qualified enough? Hell no, but I’d be more than willing to eat at a place like that. Are you deliberately twisting my words when you claim I say it’s harmless? Because I didn’t say that anywhere, just that exposure doesn’t cause dementia. The very fact that soft-drink comes in aluminium cans or that aluminium foil is used everyday in food preparation and yet every person born in the past 30 years isn’t dribbling into their Coke should be enough evidence to dispel this misconception, but apparently some people will believe anything you tell them.

Come to think of it, do you drink Coke and use alfoil? If so, I reverse my opinion and accept that it’s probably what’s made you so demented.

BimboGeek 4:03 pm 23 Feb 13

A medical opinion that aluminium is harmless. Yet is DrKoresh brave enough to open a restaurant with aluminium cookpots, whisks, spatulas, wine goblets, cocktail shakers?

DrKoresh 12:07 pm 23 Feb 13

That aluminium stuff is BS, sorry gooterz. Well, I’m not really sorry ’cause it means you can save money on cooking utensils in the future.

gooterz 10:53 am 23 Feb 13

Jindy said :

Seeing as the sign is for a “school bus” stop I suspect it has something to do with a walking school bus for one of the local schools (and someone having a bit of fun with it)

The old stop posts said ‘signal bus’.

Aluminium is rumoured to contribute to dementia. Yet everything we in cooking is mostly made from the stuff – read that as get an iron wok.

I wonder if they built it on the cheap. It would be funny if they could built a stop cheaper than action.

I’ve sometimes wondered if someone just happened to make a stop closer to my house whether the bus drivers would observe it as a stop.

Jindy 9:30 am 23 Feb 13

Seeing as the sign is for a “school bus” stop I suspect it has something to do with a walking school bus for one of the local schools (and someone having a bit of fun with it)

DrKoresh 11:09 pm 22 Feb 13

caf said :

c_c™ said :

Dilandach said :

Yes it is near an aged care facility. Yes, it is most likely a dummy bus stop to help get the wondering dementia patients.

Just going to throw this idea out there, wouldn’t it be cheaper to fit at risk patients with lojacks than build whole fake bus stops?

No.

Yes, what planet do live on where tens of thousands of gps trackers are cheaper than bunging up a few hundred bus-stops? I mean, it’s not as though they even necessarily have to put in benches, just knock-up a yellow post with the words “Bus Stop” written on it.

1337Hax0r 9:33 pm 22 Feb 13

I used to work on public transport. Occasionally we’d get old people get on, and by the end of the trip they were still there. When we asked, they tended to have no idea where they were going. Oh, they knew where they wanted to go, such as “Home”, “My daughter’s place”, or “My son’s house.” It was sad to realise that these people, who once were in their prime, were now lost in suburbia. It was scarey to realise that if I lived that long, that future awaited me.

c_c™ 8:08 pm 22 Feb 13

caf said :

c_c™ said :

Dilandach said :

Yes it is near an aged care facility. Yes, it is most likely a dummy bus stop to help get the wondering dementia patients.

Just going to throw this idea out there, wouldn’t it be cheaper to fit at risk patients with lojacks than build whole fake bus stops?

No.

You know those devices cost under $300. Willing to bet fitting them to those at this facility at risk would be cheaper than building this, and wouldn’t rely on them happening to end up here.

LSWCHP 7:31 pm 22 Feb 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Having recently gone through two dementia people on my wife’s side the thought of this makes me incredibly sad. Sure it stops them wandering but got ham, tricking the lack witted seems really wrong.

Kill me before I reach that point.

Me too. If I ever sit down at that bus stop, it won’t really be me doing the sitting. I reckon at that point I’d be better off somewhere else. Actually, my wife’s mum went through dementia before she died and I know I’d be better off.

Deckard 7:03 pm 22 Feb 13

It’s for the new ACTION green bus…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_bike

I hope it has a bell.

zippyzippy 6:56 pm 22 Feb 13

Could be a standard park bench, which they sometimes have next to paths, where some larrikin has hammered in an old bus stop sign.

caf 5:58 pm 22 Feb 13

c_c™ said :

Dilandach said :

Yes it is near an aged care facility. Yes, it is most likely a dummy bus stop to help get the wondering dementia patients.

Just going to throw this idea out there, wouldn’t it be cheaper to fit at risk patients with lojacks than build whole fake bus stops?

No.

bundah 5:14 pm 22 Feb 13

Well and here is was thinking that it was superimposed! 🙂

DoityBoid 5:11 pm 22 Feb 13

I was thinking it was where you catch the catbus.

Sandman 5:05 pm 22 Feb 13

Looking at this makes me wonder how anyone could complain that Action isn’t putting in an effort to try new suburban routes or that our cycling facilities are somehow inadequate.

Barcham 3:37 pm 22 Feb 13

Wow, I was expecting a less logical and depressing solution to this mystery.

I miss my imagined underground dinking based public transport alternative.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 3:35 pm 22 Feb 13

Having recently gone through two dementia people on my wife’s side the thought of this makes me incredibly sad. Sure it stops them wandering but got ham, tricking the lack witted seems really wrong.

Kill me before I reach that point.

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