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Thread: Japanese train departs 25 seconds early - again

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    hahahahahahaha

    thought this was an onion article.. have BBC started doing satire?

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    Asian time

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    Pretty sure I posted something like this last year. Unless it's happened again.

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    25 seconds early?

    Those inopportune bastards

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercurial View Post
    Pretty sure I posted something like this last year. Unless it's happened again.

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    Checked out the original source because you can't trust these "LOL Japan" English articles.

    What happened was that there was one guy that filed a complaint against the company for missing the train (apparently). Checking the comments on news sites and social media the consensus is that this guy is just an opportunistic a-hole whou wouldn't have caught the train anyway if 25 seconds was enough to miss it. Who times trains to that kind of accuracy anyway? Filing ridiculous complaints against businesses hoping for some kind of compensation is very common over there.

    Most, as in 99.999999%, wouldn't have even noticed. And lots joked at how this story would be twisted on English news sites and they were right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solarion View Post
    They should take a page out of SA. Blame the racist Chinese for damaging their infrastructure 60 years ago.
    Maybe the Chinese occupied in Japan on Earth-3 but that didn't happen here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregmcc View Post
    Completely unacceptable!!
    It should be, this should be the standard everywhere but alas...

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    Apparently Asian time works differently than African time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knyro View Post
    Checked out the original source because you can't trust these "LOL Japan" English articles.

    What happened was that there was one guy that filed a complaint against the company for missing the train (apparently). Checking the comments on news sites and social media the consensus is that this guy is just an opportunistic a-hole whou wouldn't have caught the train anyway if 25 seconds was enough to miss it. Who times trains to that kind of accuracy anyway? Filing ridiculous complaints against businesses hoping for some kind of compensation is very common over there.

    Most, as in 99.999999%, wouldn't have even noticed. And lots joked at how this story would be twisted on English news sites and they were right.
    There's nothing blown out of proportion.
    For a news article to exist, is an indication of the high standards of service delivery / responsibility in Japan.
    It's something to aspire to... as opposed to the standard response of DILLIGAF.

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    LOVE that country. When I was there, it was amazing to see the board say the tube will arrive at 13:25:15 and at that exact 15 seconds...the train arrives.
    Without fail.
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    We have trains here in Africa? Always thought it was bonfire machines for protesters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoB View Post
    There's nothing blown out of proportion.
    For a news article to exist, is an indication of the high standards of service delivery / responsibility in Japan.
    It's something to aspire to... as opposed to the standard response of DILLIGAF.
    Except the general consensus on Japanese social media is DILLIGAF. And that the guy that complained is being an ass.
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