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Ban Snacking on Trains

Discussion in 'off topic' started by garyi, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Is Dame Sally Davies a moron or something?
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  2. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    She excludes inter city buffet cars from her ban of course.

    seen the crap they sell?
  3. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    I’ve tried a ban on snacking in my kitchen. It doesn’t work. I just keep on ignoring it
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  4. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    I look forward to breaking laws like that.
  5. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Quite. On long journeys I take my own sandwiches, and won't wait to the end to eat them. We went to Iceland a few years ago to try to see the northern lights, and on the coach trip out to the dark countryside, the guide told us we weren't allowed to eat on the coach (they had a stop off at a bar/restaurant for food. Expensive of course, and a cut to the guide, obvs!) I took no notice and ate my sandwich, He didn't like it, but as it wasn't a school trip and he wasn't my teacher he could shove it!
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  6. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    Anything to get rid of the stench of cheap junk food is to be welcomed. Smoked salmon, sushi &c is ok.
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  7. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I love this, it’s so utterly stupid.

    who will police it?

    Where trains have guards in my experience they spend all the journey hiding. Since barriers were introduced at Manchester Piccadilly I have never had a ticket checked on a Northern train. Northern Rail and other companies are even trying to abolish them on their services. Guardless trains will be unpoliceable. Or are they going to employ a Snack Police?

    And just how is it going to be enforced?
    Are they going to call ahead to have Tarquin and mother removed from the train at the next station because he was eating a pack of Monster Munch?
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr and stuwils like this.
  8. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    In Taiwan, I was accosted by an official 20 years ago for simply chewing whilst crossing a large metro station concourse. Absolutely no anything chewable or edible is allowed on the Taipei underground system, which is fairly extensive. Normal long distance trains were not thus affected.
  9. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    They'll have to define what constitutes "snacking." Can you suck a small mint lozenge? Eat one Smartie? Drink water? Or orange juice? Or chicken broth from a Thermos? Or a milk shake, then? Or that thing with a horrible name, "smoothie"?
    The will also have to install Snack Detectors at the gates to platforms, and when it beeps frisk people with a sausage roll taped to the inside of their thigh. And cameras in the toilets. It is wonderful!
  10. James Evans

    James Evans Bedroom Bodger

    It's hardly getting to the sauce of the problem
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  11. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Would that be a jumbo or regular size!
  12. Thorn

    Thorn pfm Member

    Sounds sensible to me. When I was a kid we didn't graze everywhere we went. I don't give a damn about fat kids, but if it means the seats are kept free of spilt food and drink, so much the better.
    InterCity is different. The journeys are longer, and cross over mealtimes.
  13. bor

    bor queue jumper

    It was only one of several recomendations she made. Maybe not the smartest idea on reflection.

    But there is something "low rent" about eating on public transport. I don't know why, maybe the idea that you would normally wait for everyone to be served before starting eating?

    Maybe the feeling that someone else has something you can't have and is flaunting it?

    Do people not have the self-control to wait a few minutes until they get home?

    Ban it. Ban it I say.
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  14. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    In my late teen I used to take a coach to Preston whilst attending the Poly (as it then was) for my legal qualifications. I always had a packet of Revels which I slowly ate during the journey. I was mildly titillated by the anticipation of what flavour would come next. I read Michael Moorcock novels as well!
    I never shared them.
  15. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    Like the equally disgusting habit of eating in the street.
    Thorn likes this.
  16. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Empire State Human

    Pity no-one’s considering a ban on snacking in cinemas...
  17. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    "Ban Snacking On Trains"

    I have seen this a few times today, various media, and due to the unique way my stupid brain works I keep reading it as 'Ban Smacking On Trains.' I have also read it as 'Ban Snakes On Trains.'

    Anyhoo, it is a silly idea. There is some pleasure to be gained by making up a flask of Bovril, and smelly egg & cress sandwiches.
  18. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    Plenty of food for thought here.
  19. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    difficult to implement. I'd like to see all food banned on the tube and buses.
  20. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Yes ban it on the tube 100%, I've only been on it once, it was busy and some great ape and his moll got on whilst half way through a bucket of KFC, oh how we laughed.
    Thorn likes this.

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