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Congratulations, First Great Western, you dismissed a woman - and just lost a regular customer.

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Bidisha Sat 31-Aug-13 11:31:22

Maryz Sat 31-Aug-13 19:25:30

I have just noticed the tag line:

"Bidisha: Writer, broadcaster and outreach worker specialising in social justice, human rights and international affairs"


flipchart Sat 31-Aug-13 19:26:47

Yeah, that might be a better question! Lol!

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 31-Aug-13 19:27:19

"I had the most astounding experience on First Great Western."

Blimey, I'm pretty sure you're not using that word right.

I'm afraid I could only bring myself to skim, but I do need to say that whoever mooky is who made the second comment - excellent work grin

AthelstaneTheUnready Sat 31-Aug-13 19:28:25

So the only words she actually said out loud to the guard were "I'm sorry, it's just they're really noisy". And then she just stared at him until he went away?

She sounds a bit unhinged to me.

usualsuspect Sat 31-Aug-13 19:30:08

Loving Mookys work grin

Lethologica Sat 31-Aug-13 19:30:42

I have an etiquette question:

Is it rude to post a thread on Mumsnet directing people to my own extremely badly written and pompous article?

SaskiaRembrandtVampireHunter Sat 31-Aug-13 19:36:20

"Oh, testify! First Great Western man,
what did you think I would do, numbly accept your rudeness, which you delivered so happily and so openly? Swallow it down and crawl like a nobody back to my nobody hole, having been put down by you? "

This is my favourite bit smile It's the combination of the over long sentence, the odd formatting, and the sheer pretentiousness.

Oh, testify! Bidisha,
you were pissed when you wrote this weren't you?

garlicbargain Sat 31-Aug-13 19:41:10

grin Saskia.

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PacificDogwood Sat 31-Aug-13 19:45:28

Lethologica, yes, it is.


Yours sincerely,

PD (Etiquette Specialist)

PacificDogwood Sat 31-Aug-13 19:46:24

185 posts inspired by this drivel grin

usualsuspect Sat 31-Aug-13 19:50:29

It must be a slow night on MN grin

PacificDogwood Sat 31-Aug-13 19:52:57

Oh, I am quite enjoying myself grin.

I wish Bidisha (I am sorry I got your name wrong earlier, OP) would come back though and engage with us vipers.
'Tis beginning to feel a bit mean... <<softie>>

LRDPomogiMnyeSRabotoi Sat 31-Aug-13 19:53:27

To be fair, MN does its best work with drivel for inspiration. Look at the crap baby poem thread.

MissStrawberry Sat 31-Aug-13 19:54:20

Hurray for someone getting a seat who wouldn't normally get one as the OP would be sat there. Being dismissed not.

You really need to toughen up, love, if you think that was being dismissed.

And you need to learn to write better as that was shite.

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 31-Aug-13 19:57:38

There's a formula to successfully write. The formula for this is;


Maryz Sat 31-Aug-13 19:58:14

Yes Pacific.

This would have been so much fun as an AIBU

PacificDogwood Sat 31-Aug-13 20:00:50

Oh my, can you imagine the carnage in AIBU grin!

'Tis a bit odd to just post the link and then run

theyoniwayisnorthwards Sat 31-Aug-13 20:08:13

This is so WEIRD. She writes for the guardian and is often very readable.
Maybe it's a joke?

MrsDeVere Sat 31-Aug-13 20:10:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Lethologica Sat 31-Aug-13 20:11:11

Perhaps the OP is still writing her next post. hmm
If she thought the train conductors imaginary rudeness merited that verbose article I suspect any reply addressing the well deserved rudeness on this thread would have to be longer than War and Peace.

GingerBeerAndTinnedPeaches Sat 31-Aug-13 20:14:41

Not your best work OP.

K8Middleton Sat 31-Aug-13 20:16:41

Oh Bidisha <wrings hands> I used to like you but with this ridiculous non-event and your piece about Caesarean sections (which IMHO was a classic example of falling for misognistic rhetoric about the capabilities of women as a homogenous entity) I fear you have become a parody of yourself sad

BeerTricksPotter Sat 31-Aug-13 20:18:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 31-Aug-13 20:24:25

One of the crappiest bits of writing I've ever read. You sound like a 14 year old.

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