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If I have to do it, how bad is it going to be?
Am I going to want to die by the end of it?
i did the seven odd hour bus journey up to scotland alone
however i heart my own company. if you don't then i would just kill myself now
It's just the company of smelly people and screaming kids that I may have to occupy a small space with that worries me : (
a chance to reflect while watching things slip away. i love buses and trains. mmm.
We'll take the bus AND the train.
see you at victoria
Just give me a couple of days...
And yeah, that europe-wide bus journey thing sounds cool. It's on my list of things to do before I die.
i know where you live
like a threat!
a 2 1/2 day train ride earlier this month. it was ace.
and you'll be fine. I love music on bus journeys, it's oddly romantic.
Dear oh dear.
I'm a tall guy, I get very uncomfortable in bus seats.
I like to be proactive and the inability to do this frustrates me.
Very vitriolic tonight, aren't we Mr Traynor?
"I like to be proactive and the inability to do this frustrates me." I am sure you meant just active (physically or mentally).
If you'd booked a national express coach ticket in advance it would have been cheap with comfortable seats and lots of leg room.
However, the nature of my travels means I do not know if I'll need the ticket until tomorrow.
No, I like to be proactive. Sitting on a coach with a bag full of clothes, one book and an MP3 player doesn't exactly keep the options open for proactivity now, does it?
do keep saying proactive rather than active? Is there a reason for this?
I like to be able to counteract boredom by actually going and achieving something.
I don't like to do things just for the sake of staving off boredom, I like to do them so that they have an end in their own right.
I'd consider that proactivity.
"I like to be able to counteract boredom by actually going and achieving something.
I don't like to do things just for the sake of staving off boredom"
That is how most people feel of course which is why I was confused. I had equated activity with the description that you elucidate. It seems that you elavate your attitude to life above that of others, arbitrarily, in order to heighten your self-esteem.
Now I can spend the 4 hours 20 minutes counting the ways in which you're wrong : )
You describe normal sentient behavior, embellish such behaviour with a grandiose description, the prefix pre-, and, thus, elevate your status as a person above those around you, wholly spuriously, with the consequential attack on the behaviour of others.
and you're being a twat
I could be wrong only if there are contributing factors to commandercool's life of which I am unaware.
you're wrong in that his definition of proactive is actually correct.
you're wrong in that he is in no way elevating himself.
you're wrong in YOUR FACE.
and you're a twat.
"I like to be able to counteract boredom by actually going and achieving something." This provocative statement counters your second explanantion of my wrongness.
But I realised I can't be bothered to pander to you, seeing as you are a bad man.
pro·ac·tive or pro-ac·tive (pr?-?k't?v)
Acting in advance to deal with an expected difficulty; anticipatory: proactive steps to prevent terrorism.
Essentially, both of you are wrong.
CC is acting proactively by working out ways in which he can combat boredom on the bus NOW rather than waiting until he's actually bored.
Additionally, this is the worst argument in the history of DiS.
Getting into London at 4:30PM on a Friday.
Is this an incredibly stupid idea?
No more stupid than the other 1439 minutes you could have selected.
a 24 hour bus with a bunch of smelly metallers who shout at you if you get the driver to put on curse of the golden vampire.
this short middle aged man who went by himself was shouting "this is shit" and stuff. Tch.
I would've shouted at you too if you'd gotten the driver to put on anything. Buses are for quiet!
if you wanna listen to music bring hadphones
trying to type while holding a cup of tea
The only noise I like to hear on the bus when alone, is from my Zen.
I'm just making sure mine is all charged up : )
I've got about 1000 pages of the book I'm reading too, plus there's always sleep to catch up on.
it does have a nice humming sound. soothing, I find.
if they didnt put on so terrible 80's hair metal earlier.
Does anyone know where the "London (centre)" stop for National Express coaches is? Is it Victoria?
The map link on the website isn't working.
it is signposted
I got the megabus there a few months ago.
IT IS CHEAP! YAY!
Tough to get comfortable/sleep on and seemingly populated by people who have no idea of social etiquette, but otherwise alright.
You may have the Crown of Helpfulness after all.
i used to get the coach/bus a lot
and i am a bit of a geek
people just seem to be asking questions i know the answer to..
Victoria Coach Station
Head north to rail station and mini bus station for local buses to all parts of London, and the tube
like Golder's Green and Baker St.
But Victoria is the final destination, yes.
or a train.
And don't have the money for new ones.
Am I going to see you this weekend?
your magnifying glass!
who knew hannah could be such a BITCH!
on a train. I win
Mike will be getting a slap when he gets home!
I don't care if they are or they aren't.
Shut the fuck up you pedantic shit.
Viewing my points in order to make a snide comment in a bizarre game of oneupmanship.
What makes you want to criticise someone almost half your age on an internet message board, Traynor?
If we're talking about self-esteem, doesn't this say a lot about yours?
esteem and elevate himself above the rest of the world.
Why do you mention age? Should people of different genrations feel unable to criticise onenaother?
just go get a job.
of my life, job, etc.
Assume whatever you wish.
stated that you are unemployed through choice.
Further I have never publicised any changes.
so tell me otherwise. what do you do?
I'm bored of you now.
I just thought you'd have had plenty of time to get your priorities right after all these years on the earth.
you suggest people my age should be more intelligent, reasoned and sensible than those who are 24.
More experienced in the way in which to lead a happy and fulfilling life.
Do you find happiness and fulfilment in scouring internet message boards ot pick fights with people?
Perhaps you think I shouldn't be here at all?
It's not my message board I don't have any right to say who should and shouldn't be here.
And I'm not going to make this into an issue which makes me feel bad about myself.
I'm not replying to anything you say from now on John, regardles of the topic, I'm not going to feel bad because of some stupid internet pettiness.
for some bizarre reason I started looking at this thread in reverse order and read the final biterness in these interchanges and read back expecting that all would become clear.....it hasnt.....just goes to show you should always read things in the right order........PS Im a computer programmer too JDT (well I test them now instead) I didnt know we had that in common
the interchange, because of the bizarre indentation, now Ive gone back further and I can see why.........If I had a long bus journey now then I think I would like to go into my mind and meditate, investigate, postulate a theory or something.....thats kind of proactive, or exercise your brains imagination muscle rather that passively recieve 'entertainment to pass the time away'.
Tell you what try to postulate how you can become freinds with JDT, yet without compromise on either of your behalves.
judge B's suggestion \/ \/ is better
im so bally disappointed in you all.
are the first two lines of a poem I've written.
Sorry, I got here late.
Don't tell Kate
that you're thinking about her mate,
"This is fate"
and all you can think is
"This is great!"
There is no time to wait,
there are dolls to inflate,
it's best to have options
poems a speciality
you arrange it so that both are on the same day? I'm running out of leave at work
but the funeral is first, right?
You won't be able to turn me down when you're a zombie!
but damn you, you're right!
as long as the wedding is with me
My rotting corpse has standards!
I was there first!
i laugh in the face of those now.
you'll be fine
think of it as a chance to read / listen uninterrupted
than a flat magazine!
I'll wave to you as I pass you on the M1 (I take it you're travelling to Bolton on Friday?)
meditate/imagine/postulate......do martial arts training excercise for your mind, JDT would find that acceptable
isometrics to exercise your muscles, although fellow passengers may regard this with some suspicion......try not to hum 'Ohhmmm' aloud
a double seat to myself.
Im sure audible humming and odd facial twitching would also work
could befreind your neighbour and engage them in delightful and unexpectedly entertaining conversation.....Im sure thats what they'd want
The last time I got a train back from London I had the misfortune to sit next to a woman from Harehills who was in the process of breaking up with her husband.
She went from shouty, to crying, back to shouty and then she spilt coffee all over my legs.
I never sit next to interesting people/hot girls.
you might have given this woman a help by being you, all humans need someone nice sometimes.....if you were another passenger you might have been less sympathetic to this woman, and she might have felt worse.....perhaps the coffee spilling on your legs was to encourage you to remove your trousers, like zxcvbnmm also seems very very keen for you to do............actually if I were you check over your shoulder to see if zxcvbnm is following you on to the bus
but the last hitchhiker I gave a lift to was very interesting.....he was a Viking, he had his wolf packs insignia tatooed all over himself and his accroutemants with him
for the publicity, he merely wished to pillage and ravish for his own ends
bizarrely ....he didnt have a beard.....was I being racist by expecting him to have one?
i'll probably be hungover so will sleep.
had a very low boredome threshold
and he did