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Chris left a comment on FirstGroup. The rail company everyone just hates:

Or in the case of FGW - Worst Late Western.

Posted on 17 August 2012 at 11:48 AM

Jared Harris left a comment on Simple Kid - The Road:

Sorry about responding so late. I approached him saying I was a 15 year old aspiring filmmaker who was a huge fan and offered to make a little promo video for "The Road" single (see link to promo above). I then asked as a favor to be able to ask him some questions and he agreed. If you want a transcript please email me ( I really don't feel comfortable making it public without his consent.

Posted on 16 July 2012 at 11:38 PM

Ruth Stevens left a comment on Always need to touch in and touch out with Oyster? Not according to Southeastern:

I have often times touched my Oyster card at Earlsfield where a narrow hallway during busy times makes it is often impossible to check if it has registered when the Oyster card is touched. As a result I was often unfairly charged. To add insult to injury one afternoon London Transport Police charged me £20 when I reached my West Norwood station. I only paid £7 and said I would contest this but my anger has made me avoid it. Now my fine has been increased to £53. I intend to now appeal its a start by writing this. Do I have pay up first though? Or will I be taken to court. Part of me wants a platform like that to rant about 'The Oyster Card Monopoly!'

Posted on 24 June 2012 at 8:47 PM

Rob left a comment on Simple Kid - The Road:

Jared, did you interview him as just a curious fan, or was it for some sort of publication?
Any chance you will post the transcript somewhere?


Posted on 23 June 2012 at 12:01 AM

Jared Harris left a comment on Simple Kid - The Road:

I recently had a chance to interview him over email. When I asked him about returning he said it is very unlikely to happen. He said, "I'm off studying, buried in wonderful books everyday and generally feeling miles away from all things Simple Kid. I like the idea that one era is finished and a new one has begun." I think we should all respect his decision.

Posted on 2 June 2012 at 12:37 PM

Jamie Robinson left a comment on Simple Kid - The Road:

I just found out about him all of 2 hours ago - i have been listening to him non stop since -and if he has indeed packed it in theni doubt i will enjoy the rest of my day due to depression.

Posted on 2 June 2012 at 3:16 AM

Keith maher left a comment on Simple Kid - The Road:

Sad news indeed

He seems to have packed it in, i sent him a few mails over the years but never a response, i wonder if he just got fed up with it? He had a very distinctive voice, sad that we lose it.

Posted on 1 June 2012 at 10:09 PM

Jared Harris left a comment on Simple Kid - The Road:

(This is a video I made to promote "The Road")

Posted on 15 April 2012 at 7:24 PM

Pauly left a comment on The Oystercard website - exposing the underbelly of your technology is not necessarily what's best for your users:

At last! They've changed it to display the journey start/end time, start/end stations, the charge and the balance! My expenses claims will now involve a great deal less arithmetic and head-scratching.

I just wonder about this 8-week cut-off for legal reasons. I bet Big Brother keeps the data for ever and a day, it's only us that aren't allowed to look back beyond a couple of months. It's probably for the same reason that you can only get journey history if you link your Oyster card to a credit card…

Posted on 5 March 2012 at 11:09 PM

Peter Fitzpatrick left a comment on Simple Kid - The Road:

This is excellent news. Hopefully the full SK3 album will follow.

Posted on 3 March 2012 at 11:39 AM

sarah smyth left a comment on GE Money - incompetence and downright lies:

ge is a horrible company and i hope some day they go under. i know people are complaining alot of about them but i am taking action monday, i have a list of attornies i am contacting and going to meet and i am going to file a class action lawsuit on them, i have had enough and i am not standing here and taking anymore of their crap.
2 years ago i was having financial problems, i contacted them to see about lowering interest and pymt amts, and they helped at the time, i set up automatic withdrawls and over a year they have been taking the money out and then out of the blue they stop the auto withdrawls with no notice, i had alot going on in my life at the time and did not realize for a few months that they stopped until i got a call from a collection agency, i asked for them to get me proof as to why they stopped the withdrawls with no notice, they wouldnt i made arrangements to make 75.00 a month pymt but that i would mail to sams club since that is where my acct should be and not with them, i filed complaint with the bbb and no help, i then get served papers fri eve to appear in court in 3 weeks, that they want balance in full which they also indicated that i had been making payments. how the hell can they file a suit, when your not behind and make monthly payments, i guess thats the lovely judicial system we have her in the usa, instead of really working cases that are hindering other peoples lifes they have to allow this. andrew your statement was well said, they call them selfs a reputable company my a--, they are crooks, nz i am sorry they monopolize you over there, i would run as fast as i could, anyone with a mortgage loan or anything to do with ge money should stay far away. as for the ceo he is a jerk with his comments, i hope one day he falls flat on his face with financial issues, what goes around comes around eventually just cause your company screws other people so you guys can sit on your butts and do nothing while the rest of us are harding working trying to make ends meat. i hope more people pass all this to others and file complaints and small clams court with them as well. i am not backing down. i will do everything i can to make known to the public and everywhere just how horrible this company is. I BEG EVERYONE TO PLEASE SEEK A ATTORNY AND LETS ALL FIGHT TOGETHER AND FILE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THEM. after i talk with and get more information from a attorny i hire i will pass this website along to him and info i can give others to do the same

Posted on 15 January 2012 at 1:43 AM

Mary left a comment on GE Money - incompetence and downright lies:

I am still fighting over PPI monies that was added to my account Borrowed £40,000 was told PPI had to be added or no loan had loan for 5months and had to pay almost £50,000 now have 2 sets of account info from 2 different GE departments and both totally different.
Mary .GOOD LUCK and Keep the fight going with these rouges ....................

Posted on 14 January 2012 at 8:17 AM

Andrew Bowden left a comment on Norway 2006: Day Seven (Around Eidfjord):

Don't worry about your English - it's far better than my Norwegian!

Posted on 11 January 2012 at 1:12 PM

Inger Johanne Heiland Amundsen left a comment on Norway 2006: Day Seven (Around Eidfjord):

I'm Karl Heiland's daughter, and I got almost shock when i google Kallebu and found this articel. I am glad that you have been there and look how my father lived in the summer during he was fishing in the river. During one summer (2month) he catched 169 kilo salmon in the river. He lived in the little house, and I remember he told me that he feeded one mouse that summer.The mouse came there every day, and he had always someting to give to the animal he loved so much. Trough all the years he was there, it came people from the hole world to take picture of him and the little house. My father died at mars 1985 after a big hertatache. We lived in Ål in Hallingdal, and we tried to travel over to Måbødalen to look after the house. I'm sorry that my English write is no good, but I hope you can read this. Next time you come to this part of Norway you can call me and mayby we can meet somewhere.

Posted on 10 January 2012 at 6:12 PM

John Wheatcroft left a comment on GE Money - incompetence and downright lies:

GE Money are so good they have successfully managed to lose a cheque from my solicitor for £576.00.

During a conversation with them over Christmas they told me the money had come in as they could see it on the system

However yesterday 9/1/2012, I receive letters saying the money is still owing, #

On closer investigation it turns out that one department has separated the letter from the cheque.

Bunch of donkeys these people, they really are

Posted on 10 January 2012 at 8:19 AM

Pat Bland left a comment on GE Money - incompetence and downright lies:

I think you can assume that they will ignore your letters. They always ignore questions that are "inconvenient". It is unlikely they will sue you. At the end of the line they are practised cowards and bluffers. As for charges, they are currently charging me additional interest on credit balances when I regularly make my payment five days before it is due, and have no arrears. I have asked for their justification for this - guess what? - they have not replied. As for telephone calls they will never let you have them since they would incriminate themselves.

Good luck!


Posted on 9 January 2012 at 9:44 PM

sandie left a comment on GE Money - incompetence and downright lies:

ge money continue to add charges on my account - i thought i had a payment plan in place and was assured no further charges would be added to my account if i stuck to the agreement. i received a letter claiming i owed them £40 default fee plus £40 per month that my account is behind. when i phoned i was told that i hadnt made an agreement with them despite having names of individuals i had spoken to. i requested transcripts of phone calls and was told it would go to litigation and as far as they were concerned my complaint was closed. i would also have to pay a £200 litigation fee. looking back at my account they seem to add charges to the point that the balance is barely reducing. am now drafting a letter to ask for all information they have pertaining to my account including transcripts of the disputed phone calls. lets see if they ignore this as they have ignored previous correspondence - despite me sending them by recorded/signed for post.

Posted on 9 January 2012 at 11:13 AM

MARIE BYRNE left a comment on All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for the adventure of a lifetime. And a picket line.:

We only found out 15mts before we got on train that there was a strike but we were assured that the new staff were very capable.This we found not to be the case the staff we had were very young not alot of customer service and very little knowledge of the surroundings. The food was not a standard for the Gold class we were travelling in it was served very late with not a great selection and not enough. We were more than disappointed with our trip and I am sure this experience would have been different if the regular staff were on board.The Rockymountaineer is not doing itself afavour by employing untrained staff and I would never recommend this this journey to anyone as long as the strike continues

Posted on 8 January 2012 at 4:07 AM

Andrew Bowden left a comment on Saving Money On The Trains:

Hi Kuldeep. To answer your questions...

1) you can buy it from either. For the most part they're the same if you buy it from a National Rail or tube station. If there's a benefit from buying from one and not the other, I'm not aware of it.

2) your wife can get a third off the National Rail fare after 9:30am (and all day weekends) but only if she travels with you. She wouldn't get anything on the tube.

3) Best place to find the details of the Gold Card discounts is on the National Rail website (it's quite buried but there) at

Posted on 23 December 2011 at 6:42 PM

Kuldeep left a comment on Saving Money On The Trains:

Amazing website with lots of information. I also have something to ask.
I am travelling from Mitcham Eastfileds to Oxford Circus and planning to buy Annual Season Pass(Gold Card). I just want to know few things
1. Do i need to buy it from National Rail Station or Tube Station and what is the difference between both of them.
2. Can my wife gets any advantage on daily travel to her office. She use to travel from Mitcham Eastfields to Balham.
3. I am sure there are so much benefits of having gold card. Can you please highlight few of them as i have seen on so many websites everyone has different opinion.
Thanks in advance,

Posted on 23 December 2011 at 4:19 PM

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