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Bus driver chucks chained goth couple off his bus

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UnquietDad Tue 22-Jan-08 22:47:18

article here

What do we make of this?

I imagine they were paying fares like anyone else, and the bus-driver doesn't have "fashion police" on his job description.

I mean, I think they look pretty daft, but then they might think I looked daft as well. (There's probably some truth in the comment on the DM page about looking back on it in 10 years and finding it embarrassing.)


Dani Graves. Chortle.

(Do they take the chain off at night, I wonder? Or when one of them needs a shit?)

MyManorIsWankered Tue 22-Jan-08 22:51:07

It's her culture?!

Driver shouldn't have chucked them off the bus.

PeachesMcLean Tue 22-Jan-08 22:52:13


At being treated as a pet (even ironically)
At the driver's behaviour.
At the way the DM reports it. "they're on benefits and are thinking of starting a family."

moondog Tue 22-Jan-08 22:52:53


Love the Daily Fascist Mail pointing out that they on benefits
2. live in a council house
3. want to start a family all in one sentence. Brilliant

UnquietDad Tue 22-Jan-08 22:53:34

I must admit I don't get the whole "pet" thing. What is that all about?...

moondog Tue 22-Jan-08 22:53:43

A Goth comes to my gym and jogs with a huge padlock around his neck. That cracks me up every time.

UnquietDad Tue 22-Jan-08 22:55:04

Leaving aside the issue of the bus-driver being a tosser, what would you think if she was your daughter?

expatinscotland Tue 22-Jan-08 22:55:26

Now on a rational level, I know this isn't supposed to be funny.

But somehow, it is . . .

MyManorIsWankered Tue 22-Jan-08 22:57:23

My first thought, actually, UD, was "I wonder whether their parents are proud of them?" [fogey]

serenity Tue 22-Jan-08 22:57:27

hmm at the driver hmm at the DM reporting (for the same reason as Peaches quotes)

Apart from the leash, I don't think they're dressed particularly OTT tbh. It's quite conservative for a pair of teenage goths I thought (kids today, no idea how to dress provocatively!)

moondog Tue 22-Jan-08 22:58:43

Shell catch her death though.

Folk like that are generally soft spoken and harmless althoguh usually have terrible taste in airbrushed art.

louii Tue 22-Jan-08 22:59:16

PMSL at the whole article really.

expatinscotland Tue 22-Jan-08 22:59:42

glad i'm not alone, louii.

serenity Tue 22-Jan-08 23:01:51

If she was my daughter? I'd say 'FGS put some slap on girl, call yourself a goth? I've seen better goths shopping in boden. Queen of the night my arse. Pah, you kids today<<mumble, mumble>>'

SorenLorensen Tue 22-Jan-08 23:02:23

They're all silly arses - Daily Bile, bus driver and silly girl who lets her bf walk her round on a lead (I have nothing against their clothes and hair - in fact once upon a time I looked a bit like that - less cleavagey though...but I really don't like the whole "dog on a lead" thing).

UnquietDad Tue 22-Jan-08 23:05:32

Agreed, the clothes and hair aren't especially outrageous when you compare with some. He looks desperately like he wants to be Wayne Hussey or that bloke out of Fields of the Napalm or whatever the hell they are called.

madamez Tue 22-Jan-08 23:06:45

Erm, just a bit of FYI here... The 'pet' thing is BDSM rather than just gothic (though you can get away with a lot more BDSM trappings if you are also a goth). But what a pillock of a bus driver - he's got no justification for kicking them off the bus if he lets on: people with big awkward bulky items, or actual woofing barking pissing dogs, has he?

serenity Tue 22-Jan-08 23:10:46

Fields of the Nephilim (sp?) or Napalm Death UQD Wayne Hussey, fugly but <<sigh>>

I'd imagine you get a lot of fairly 'normal' BDSMers, but it just looks more stylish with the Morticia look.

donnie Tue 22-Jan-08 23:11:05

Wayne hussey!!! I actually saw the Mission once as well....he used to wear a lovely white dress.

ps UQD I think it was fields of the nephilim?

donnie Tue 22-Jan-08 23:12:46

now that girl, the bass player in Sisters of Mercy; she was the bollocks as far as good looking goth girls go IMO.

PeachesMcLean Tue 22-Jan-08 23:14:10


pukkapatch Tue 22-Jan-08 23:15:53

hmmm, does she take the pet thing to the extreme where she refused to pay, as she is a pet?
if so, he is well within his rights to chuck them off.
this sounds lieks some sort of sexual thing. and consenting adults are fine, but could they please do their consensual sex acts elsewhere, and not on public transport.

Disenchanted Tue 22-Jan-08 23:16:07

Its got NOTHING to do with the bloody bus driver how they choose to dress or live!!! And he has no right WHATSOEVER to dictate who gets on that bus decided simply by someones clothing or lifestyle choice!

Somehow it seems 'OK' to some people to react that way towards this young couple just because they are young and goths.

Well its not angry

There would be bloody uproar if he refused a young asian couple on because she was wearing a headdress or him a turban.

But people dont see discrimination the same way when it comes to young people.

pukkapatch Tue 22-Jan-08 23:19:47

calm down disenchanted. calm down.
its not something to get so het up about. the bus driver did act rather like a twunt.

Carmenere Tue 22-Jan-08 23:20:34

She has a great body though, doesn't she?envy

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