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Black Country Bus Crawl - July 6th proposed itinerary


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SarkyNorthener 1955:81
Originally posted by hopbomber
. The Black Country is great and the people are friendly and open: miles apart from London where the opposite is true.

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Apologies to thread hijack but...
I lived in in brixton for a year then hackney for 4 years and the people were wonderful. Iím from stockport and the people in the smoke were warm friendly and open. Very stereotypical british view of London sir.




Of course ALL Londoners are rude and unfriendly.

I know this for a fact, because once, I went into a shop on the Old Kent Road and the shopkeeper never said thank you for my custom.

6/18/2013 2:16:25 AM

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BlackHaddock 3772:340
Originally posted by SarkyNorthener
Originally posted by hopbomber
. The Black Country is great and the people are friendly and open: miles apart from London where the opposite is true.

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Apologies to thread hijack but...
I lived in in brixton for a year then hackney for 4 years and the people were wonderful. Iím from stockport and the people in the smoke were warm friendly and open. Very stereotypical british view of London sir.










You were lucky!

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6/18/2013 3:40:53 AM

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Theydon_Bois 8710:620
I donít find people any more or less friendly in the smoke tbh.

One thing you need to consider is how often does an out of towner turn up in a pub?

In London - all the time, constant tourists, visitors etc. Thereís little novelty in seeing a stranger in some locals, you canít start up a conversation with every stranger who enters through the door.

Outside of London Iíd say this is less prevalent and thereís more novelty in someone new showing their face hence the perceived higher level of friendliness.

If you see a bloke with multiple piercings wearing a leather skirt and a gas mask walking around London - you donít really pass comment.

If that happened in Dudley it would make front page of the Dudley Bugle!
6/18/2013 3:45:57 AM

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BlackHaddock 3772:340
I have always found if you yourself are a friendly person, people you meet are often friendly too.

I hadnít realised weíd met Colin: but it was me in the gas mask and leather kilt the other day!

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You just know someone is going to turn up dressed like that now: just to get into the Dudley Bugle!
6/18/2013 9:30:40 AM

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Theydon_Bois 8710:620
Originally posted by BlackHaddock
I have always found if you yourself are a friendly person, people you meet are often friendly too.

I hadnít realised weíd met Colin: but it was me in the gas mask and leather kilt the other day!

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You just know someone is going to turn up dressed like that now: just to get into the Dudley Bugle!

but which one of the kilted gas mask guys were you?
6/18/2013 9:35:42 AM

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BlackHaddock 3772:340
Originally posted by Theydon_Bois
Originally posted by BlackHaddock
I have always found if you yourself are a friendly person, people you meet are often friendly too.

I hadnít realised weíd met Colin: but it was me in the gas mask and leather kilt the other day!

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You just know someone is going to turn up dressed like that now: just to get into the Dudley Bugle!

but which one of the kilted gas mask guys were you?


The shortest one: my knees are cute too, you mentioned it!

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6/18/2013 9:52:05 AM

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harrisoni 13733:21
I promise not to wear a brown paper bag on my head......
6/18/2013 10:25:19 AM

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BlackHaddock 3772:340
Originally posted by harrisoni
I promise not to wear a brown paper bag on my head......


I still canít decide on my ensemble: I donít want to clash with the trendy Southerners by wearing dowdy Midlands attire: but Iíve lived in the Shires for so long my tweeds are a bit dated and my overalls are too filthy to drink in, even in the pubs we are going too.

I was bringing my own paper bag just to fit in: Iíll have to have a major re-think now. A Panama Hat with a cream suit was another option: but someone might spill something on it, so Iíve shelved that idea.

Looks like the leather kilt and gas mask again then!

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6/19/2013 1:21:02 AM

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SarkyNorthener 1955:81
This is a bad day. Something has cropped up and I canít make the Black Country Beer Bash. Been looking forward to it for Months. Gutted.

Colin and Fergus thanks for the offers of the beers, but if we cross paths sometime later in the year for some other event and you still have the bottles going maybe we could arrange it then.

Shame I wonít be meeting you all. But I am sure you will have a great time in my adopted Black Country. And I am sure I will hear all about it on the Local Central News, just before sports round up.

Damn I need a drink.

6/19/2013 7:59:56 AM

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imdownthepub 10276:499
Originally posted by BlackHaddock
Originally posted by harrisoni
I promise not to wear a brown paper bag on my head......


I still canít decide on my ensemble: I donít want to clash with the trendy Southerners by wearing dowdy Midlands attire: but Iíve lived in the Shires for so long my tweeds are a bit dated and my overalls are too filthy to drink in, even in the pubs we are going too.

I was bringing my own paper bag just to fit in: Iíll have to have a major re-think now. A Panama Hat with a cream suit was another option: but someone might spill something on it, so Iíve shelved that idea.

Looks like the leather kilt and gas mask again then!

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Surely it should be flat cap and string round the trousers whilst walking a whippet. ;-))
6/21/2013 12:08:41 AM

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