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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?)

bookwormmum Wed 23-Jan-08 20:59:01

I thought it was a good come-back by the bus garage to claim Health & Safety stopped prevented people on leads being on buses. Wonder how long it too them to work that one out? hmm. I can't see that being part of the bus regulations somehow.

Being a pedant, I will just mention (if no one else has grin) that the bus driver was certainly wrong in one respect. If she's a pet she cannot be a dog.... they are male. She might find being called a bitch more offensive though.

HairyToe Wed 23-Jan-08 21:09:16

When they do start a family will the child be a dog as well? Or will it be mum's owner and have to hold her lead ouside the co-op while dad goes in to do the shopping?

ravenAK Wed 23-Jan-08 21:15:49

I have a passing acquaintance with both Wayne Hussey & various members of Fields of the Nephilim, & oddly enough none of them look much like that chap these days...grin

Not sure it's in the bus driver's remit to operate a dress code, but agree with others who've pointed out that goths today just don't seem to know how to make an effort...<tuts>

Jazzicatz Wed 23-Jan-08 21:38:10

This is actually more to do with the Masters of Gor I have been reliably informed by a friend of mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!

madamez Wed 23-Jan-08 23:23:57

Oh not the fecking GOreans again. Even the rest of the fetish scene laughs at them. Mind you, it did occur to me at some point during the day that this couple's comments about their lifestyle may not have been random ranting but a couple of youngish silly people getting fed up with a piss-taking reporter and then getting quoted out of context... (the smart option if you're out in unusual clothing and have to deal with some jobsworth or other is 'We're going to a fancy dress party': they can't disprove it and can't really ban you from public places/services either.)

CaptainCod Wed 23-Jan-08 23:24:58

lol at you lto tkaign it seriosuly

UnquietDad Fri 25-Jan-08 12:34:32

They're on Jezza Vine on R2 right now!

UnquietDad Fri 25-Jan-08 12:41:57

Bless, they sound quite nice.

southeastastra Fri 25-Jan-08 12:42:09

they're dull

Fubsy Fri 25-Jan-08 16:02:53

Apart from the tendency towards dope and speed, I agree that Goths should be most parents dream.

Jezza said he knew a policeman who said that the best thing for parents of teenagers is to get them into Indie music.

Have to agree, back in the day (mid 80s) i used to go to a night club in Hartlepool. If you went on a Thursday, "Alternative Night" there was never any trouble. Go on a Friday, and you were likely to have your head pushed through the door - which I witnessed. Only difference was we called them Casuals in those days, they seem to have grown up and given birth to the Chavs!

By the way, Donnie, I gave Patricia Morrison a massage once.....

Cappuccino Fri 25-Jan-08 16:06:06

she looks a bit cold

he's got a big coat on

they do live in Dewsbury after all... it can get bitter

Fubsy Fri 25-Jan-08 16:24:00

Look, the chavs will be going out at night in gold lame bikinis and hot pants. She'll be a tad warmer!

donnie Fri 25-Jan-08 16:28:48

ooh Fubsy I am jealous!!

I guess I would rather my dds grow into Gothdom that chavdom. I'd rather they wanted to look like Patricia Morrison than Kerry Katona or Jordan. But I would still not be happy about the dog lead.
Maybe that girl should just go the whole hog and be carried around in a portable dog basket. At least she could have a rest.

DaDaDa Fri 25-Jan-08 16:38:55

I want my lad to be an indie/emo kid. Does that mean I have to start forcefeeding him hip hop and R'n'B so he's got something to rebel against? smile

veraduckworthshandbag Sat 26-Jan-08 09:38:04

I think before they consider bringing a new life in to the world they might like to step out of the pub, get of their stupidly dressed backsides and look for work, They have NO reason to be living on state handout (other then they choose to and are bloody lazy)
I do not want to pay my taxes to raise their child while they sit in the pub in fancy dress.

Fubsy Sat 26-Jan-08 21:56:16

So as long as theyre wearing "normal" clothes that would be ok?

If you'd listened to them on JV, they were both at college, and he is working with ?SN children as well i believe.

littlemansmummy Sun 27-Jan-08 11:34:24

DaDaDa has a very good point and has asked a question that we have been ruminating for some time. I was a Goth in the 80s, but was brought up on an unhealthy mix of Jim Reeves and Neil Diamond. However, my wonderful French teacher at sixth form, who was a huge fan of The Doors and The Stooges, had three sons, all of whom became ubergeeks and went off to study physics (not that this is a bad thing, but they were true, Open Uni in the 70s-type geeks). I don't want my son to sit in his souped up 205 and listen to Hardcore. What to do? Or is this a separate thread?

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