So when’s the next bus?

I passed this bus stop on my way to work on Friday. Something caught my eye as I was passing:

Bus Stop 1

Bus Stop 1

No, it wasn’t that easy to remember unique bus stop code[1][2]. It was more that little sticker above it:

It must be late

It must be late

Well, I have felt a wee bit fed up when my bus is late, perhaps even frustrated, but it’s never seemed quite that bad to me…

[1] It’s said that if you read it out three times, your bus turns up on time. No sensible person believes that, of course.
[2] In the interests of sanity, I should mention that the codes are meant to be used with a text message service. The idea, as far as I understand it, is that you look at the timetable for the code, send that to a special number, and you’ll get a text back telling you when the next bus is due. Not when it’s actually likely to arrive, but when it’s due. Which is the same information that’s on the timetable. I’m sure this makes sense to someone.