For example, TSY's computer people have trouble with their numeracy. For most of us "5" comes between "4" and "6"; but for TSY it comes ...
Then there's a recent roadside timetable for the service to Balby.
Then mysterious journeys at Charnock catch the eye. It may not be a new giggle; but giggle it is all the same!
Charnock is an estate at Gleadless on the south eastern edge of the Sheffield. It is served by route 51, running every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime. Back in 1959 it only had a bus every hour on the "back way" service 99 to Chesterfield via Ford, delving deeper into the estate in 1966.
When shiny trams arrived at Herdings, the 51 was duly diverted to Charnock, where it still terminates today. This map extract from Transport Defunct shows the route and the stops on the terminating "loop".
Good for a giggle, unless you've just missed the 1034.
Of course it's a nonsense, but TSY likes sponsoring giggles.
But, lest you should think that all is hilarious at TSY towers, fbb can report that "the lads" have actually got something right - at last. Service 4 from Rotherham, referred to in yesterday's blog (read again), is currently a guffaw rather than a giggle.
Giggle giggle. NO! They actually follow exactly the same route, despite a completely different set of "timing points".
But, the lads have done some pretty clever working out; someone may actually have travelled on a No. 4 bus. No, that's just a silly idea. But somehow, for the new timetable starting on Monday 30th January, both routes are the now shown in exactly the same way.
But there are plenty more sniggers, giggles and head scratching moments as TSY wrestles with its off-beat explanations of timetable changes.
Wouldn't it have been more helpful to simply say that the 63 is renumbered 66?