I understand the inconvenience of the pothole in the King's driveway as I am a King's student who also works part time at the university. However, I was insulted on behalf of the maintenance supervisor, the rest of the maintenance staff and all of King's College by the recent "on patrol" article.We truly pride ourselves on our safe and gorgeous campus and no one holds King's to that standard more than the maintenance staff.Instead of complaining about the unpredictable water main break and driveway pothole, the author should have looked at the newly restored cupola, the brand new bookstore, the renovated serving line, or the countless other jobs that King’s maintenance performs on a daily basis. But hey, let’s overlook that.My advice for the 'on patroler' is to relax and hit the brake for a brief moment, but for heaven's sake, watch out for whiplash. Oh and don't worry so much about the "hundreds of young minds," we can look after ourselves. Instead, take a look at why you're whining about a dent in the road.
For the love of god Aliant, please, please, PLEASE fix that payphone outside the Oxford Theatre! Too many times to count I've needed it and found it gone as usual.
lol....was my thoughts exactly cartman
Since Ricky left his mall security position, it's gone downhill. Bubbles will be getting them soon.
Hey I fully agree, atleat there isn't a lot of garbage lying around in the streets, hell the other day I was drinking a coffee walking down the street, came to the end of it where was I to put it? In that funny looking trashcan I guess.
Thanks Ms Sloane!
Hi all,Just thought I'd let you know:I contacted a staff person and they looked at this earlier this afternoon. It is definetely the work of NSPI. They installed new pole anchors. The Staff person will have a HRM street inspector contact them for reinstatement of the sidewalk.
Give it up! I'm so sick of reading your newspaper to hear you whine! SUCK IT UP ALREADY!!!
Get to your stop 5 min. early. Get a bus map & schedule. Of course it's not the most releable but what is these days. I've been using the transit system for ten years and I live with it. Imagine what the drivers have to put up with. I've had complaints, unanswered, but can you couldn't pay me enough to put up what they do. You have good drivers & bad.Live with it. The world aint...isn't perfect.
Was it the #6 bus on Quinpool? That driver has made eye contact with me and continued driving, even when I've been a step away from the stop. I took that bus for over a year and he pretended he didn't recognize me-and it's not just me, I've seen him do it to others. I think he's an angry dude who hates his job.
Hang on! The schedule just changed, do you guys know that? A lot of route times are different. Get a new schedule!
I hate the bus, thankfully I now can barely afford a car.Last year I worked at the QEII and lived in Clayton Park off of Willett. The fastest bus was the 18...So I always walked to Robie St. and waited patiently for the 18 to come by...WELL it always showed up...never at the same time, but at 7 times in 3 weeks it was too packed and they didn't even stop for me. One instance an old lady and I were standing there, the driver stopped and said 1 only...I was like you fucking prick, there are only 2 of us goddamned here...and the old lady being the ignorant fuck that old people often are got on the bus and left me standing there despite the fact that I was standing at the bus stop long before she was. I also waited for the 18 or 17 on various occassions that they didn't show up at all...standing on willett waiting and waiting...late for classes, late for work!My point is that Metro Transit in Halifax is a completely unreliable mode of transportation in this city. The drivers are so clearly 'pro union' it makes me sick. I'm sorry you didn't get your 5 minutes to read at the terminal...since you were late...but does that now mean you get to stop on Windsor st for 5 minutes and make us more late?? It doesn't make sense to me!
That same thing used to happen to me - waiting for an hourly bus only to have the driver fly pass the stop without hesitation, despite my flailing and jumping. Extremely frustrating! When drivers are in a such a hurry to end their shift that they don't stop for customers, you are left feeling helpless and sometimes stranded. I've called to complain several times but was not taken seriously and once I was even accused of lying! The bus service here is poor at best and Halifax should be ashamed.
Nothing worse than seeing a bus go by early so the driver can get a smoke break. Public transit in this city sucks so much ass.
You're giving all Libras a bad wrap! We are equal and kind and see both sides and need balance. I hate the bus, and yes, it is frusturating when they are never on time or are to early. But you should get to the stop a few mins early if it happens to you all the time. I go by the bus drivers schedule and "hardly" miss it now.
don't be such a knob 'libra', 'get your head out of your ass and look at both sides before you bitch'and you say, 'The driver has a job to do, and that job requires he be at certain stops at certain times'well they definetly don't do their job then'T.M. without car' isn't angry, it's actaully one of the most light-hearted 'bitch' i've read
I have been there! It seems that the buses in this city do not run on a schedule, but an approximate time of arrival instead ... my morning bus varies from being 5 minutes early to 10 minutes late. Leaving a minute early is no guarantee, Libra. Most drivers will wait, especially when you are running like a mad person to get to the bus ... but some are asses who prefer to be asses.
Totally can sympathize with you. Walked out of Musicstop on Tuesday at 6:37, knowing that the 17 doesn't usually pass by the area until :45 after or so, only to find the bus speeding pass, leading me to wave my arms like a jackass for nothing. I'm all for public transportation, but not when it's inaccessable.
God forbid you leave your house 1min earlier next time.The driver has a job to do, and that job requires he be at certain stops at certain times. He does his best but waiting 1min for you, means making all the other stops wait an additional minute as well - get your head out of your ass and look at both sides before you bitch.
Who really cares, i own a pair and I wear them when i feel like it. They have a great grip for mowing lawns on hills and the grass stains wash right away. Im sure the same person who complains about wearing crocs sports an alligator purse and seven inch heels. You have way too much time on your hands if the only thing you worry about is what I wear on my feet.
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