What is a "Rolling Service"?
(a) Issuing bus passengers with skates or blades when they are forced to walk
(b) Buses set aside for inebriated passengers
(c) Saving fuel by switching off the engine when going down hill
(d) Operating without reference to route or timetable
(e) Running extra buses at an increased frequency at busy times
To help our post-festively lethargic readers there is a clue.
Rolling buses were operated by First Bus in Sheffield on Wednesday 23rd December.
Answers AFTER the alphabetical quiz.
Sheffield bus users are facing long delays tonight after several routes were changed to ‘rolling services’ to deal with waiting times.
First South Yorkshire has announced on Twitter that the 24, 75, 76 and 81/82 routes have been changed to ‘rolling services’ because of long delays.
And this was a typical tweet:-
Update Sheffield services - Route 75
Needless to say, chaos ensued.
Was it legal?
Somethings is very up in Sheffield. The road works have finished so ... what IS up?
Whatever. The answer to the "Rolling" quiz question above is (d) - Operating without reference to route or timetable.
Simeon blessed them both and said to Mary, his mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.”
Destruction and salvation
Many will speak against Him
And sorrow, like a sharp sword will break your heart.
Judgement of sinners, controversy, and deep, deep sorrow for Mary are not the obvious qualities of the sweet little baby in a manger. But they do summarise the life's work of God's prophesied Messiah.
The baby grew up!