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Riding the N train home yesterday and hearing the conductor apologizing for the 8-minute delay in the schedule, caused by "rowdy youths" in Brooklyn.

"Youths" or "Utes"? Thanks

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We have threads for annoyances and what made us cheerful, but then there's those weird things that happen.....   My workplace is particularly fertile ground for the surreal. 2 current examples:

Yeah, me too.   As soon as I'm a real member, I'll upload a real avatar.   Or did you mean my sig?

You talkin' to me?

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In our case they put up the signs the day after we parked (sunday) - hence the 2 tickets -- because according to the prior parking regs the car didn't need to be moved until Tuesday. To bolster our case, we requested work orders from the Dept. of Transportation.

 

I've beaten the one other ticket I received years ago. In that case the real challenge was getting the fine reimbursed. You can't reimbursed unless you have proof of paying the fine. But you can't get a hearing unless you pay the fine first. Therefore, if they overturn the ticket based on the hearing, shouldn't it be obvious you paid the fine?

Maybe, in these days of digital cameras, car-owners should just make a habit of taking a photo when they park their car in NY in case of eventualities.

 

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Riding the N train home yesterday and hearing the conductor apologizing for the 8-minute delay in the schedule, caused by "rowdy youths" in Brooklyn.

"Youths" or "Utes"? Thanks

I think it's spelled, "Yoots."

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A blogger's nightmarish scenarios:

 

Boss reads blog.

Ex-boyfriends/girlfriends read blog.

Mother reads blog.

...and....

Current boyfriend/girlfriend's ex reads blog.

:D :D :D ;)

 

There may be more, I just don't want to know.

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Watching recorded TV last night - first the Cover Lines programme on the London Review of Books, then (the shame) the 100 Best Albums thing on C4.

 

Observations:

 

1. Dusty Springfield's manager, Vicki Wickham, sounded as if she were in the wrong programme. A born LRB contributor.

 

2. When did Malcolm McLaren become Brian Sewell?

 

Brian_Sewell.jpgmalcolmmclaren.jpg

 

clb

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