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    Earlier today I went on a train to come home, handed ticket guard my ticket and she claimed it was invalid as I got on the wrong train(theres 2 trains that go that route) though I made sure I asked for the correct one when I paid and checked the ticket.

    The ticket guard wanted me to pay again and not pay the cheap day return price which was £6.50 but pay the full price which was about £18

    I refused and got a lot of abuse with the ticket guard threatening to chuck me off, get me arrested, get me removed by force, fine me loads of money.

    I was as polite as I could be, I said they were wrong it was the correct ticket and eventually they go on saying im trying to con the company etc

    They finally admit its the right ticket but claim /i shouldnt have talked back to them.

    I say to them "its not my fault you cant get any as you are rude and ugly and take it out on the customers" Sure I was a bit annoyed and normally polite but that set them off again as they claimed as I was rude to them, they can legally remvoe me from train at next stop.

    I got off anyway as I needed some shopping that I forgot and was only 2 stops from where I was going anyway.

    Just thinking if I complain should I as I was rude back but I they shouldnt of been so obnoxious.

    16 Comments

    definitely complain!!!! thats absurd how they treated u....! did u get her name....

    send ur ticket (or a copy) with exact times and dates..... she shouldnt be able to get away with that

    dont worry about it mate, they probbaly been dealing with some teenager with no ticket and took his anger out on you.

    Yeah, Have 'em!

    magicbeans;2264293

    definitely complain!!!! thats absurd how they treated u....! did u get … definitely complain!!!! thats absurd how they treated u....! did u get her name.... send ur ticket (or a copy) with exact times and dates..... she shouldnt be able to get away with that



    now come on, will they care and also what proof do you have and what you going to get a free train return ticket after going through all that stress of putting them right too much hassle for me tbh.

    complain - ring up and write - you want an apology -
    dont you just love it when they have to apologise!!

    sarbjeet_;2264304

    now come on, will they care and also what proof do you have and what you … now come on, will they care and also what proof do you have and what you going to get a free train return ticket after going through all that stress of putting them right too much hassle for me tbh.



    i went bowling with some friends and the guy ...the lane attendent .. was a complete turd... i detailed down everything he did and explained how rude he was etc. managaer says we can go back for a fre game... its always worth saying something esp when this guy was not in the wrong.. the ticket lady cannot take her stress out... thats wrong!

    sarbjeet_;2264304

    now come on, will they care and also what proof do you have and what you … now come on, will they care and also what proof do you have and what you going to get a free train return ticket after going through all that stress of putting them right too much hassle for me tbh.



    cant believe you said that sarbeet - if noone ever spoke up to 'the big boys' we would be still living in the middle ages

    i wont say anymore cos ill rant - free speech an all that - oops just fell off me soapbox!!!:-D

    holly100;2264318

    cant believe you said that sarbeet - if noone ever spoke up to 'the big … cant believe you said that sarbeet - if noone ever spoke up to 'the big boys' we would be still living in the middle agesi wont say anymore cos ill rant - free speech an all that - oops just fell off me soapbox!!!:-D



    i would of sorted them out right there on the spot cant be bovered for the formal letters nonsense i would of given him a lesson on how to talk to people and i assure you they will never forget :giggle:

    sarbjeet_;2264333

    i would of sorted them out right there on the spot cant be bovered for … i would of sorted them out right there on the spot cant be bovered for the formal letters nonsense i would of given him a lesson on how to talk to people and i assure you they will never forget :giggle:




    nononon thats not the way to do it - person must have had bad day took it out on wrong one
    complain to management as they have not given them training on how to act in a certain situation and oe anger management - its never ever the workers fault - they are most probably a miserable [email protected]//rd anyway so they cant help it!!:whistling:

    Id most definately complain although id probably have pulled the misearable cow off the train with me and found some dog poop to stick her nose in:giggle:

    pinkkitty2007;2264395

    Id most definately complain although id probably have pulled the … Id most definately complain although id probably have pulled the misearable cow off the train with me and found some dog poop to stick her nose in:giggle:



    lol, yer now were talkin my style.

    I say to them "its not my fault you cant get any as you are rude and ugly … I say to them "its not my fault you cant get any as you are rude and ugly and take it out on the customers" Sure I was a bit annoyed and normally polite but that set them off again as they claimed as I was rude to them, they can legally remvoe me from train at next stop.



    ...and that'll be how to completely blow any chance of an apology. They made a mistake, you got angry, you gave a worker personal abuse that was totally uncalled for. Now, if these billboards I walk past on the way to work are at all true, and it really is a criminal offense to use abusive language towards public-facing workers, you might find it really something of a mistake if you bring your offences to official light, alongside your home address.

    In future, if this sort of thing happens, don't get angry. Keep calm, explain your position, and if they refuse to budge from theirs, make them put their reasons in writing, or tell them to repeat them so that you can record them using your phone's memo function. You'll find yourself with a much stronger case if you don't resort to teenage f*cktardery and imply a little pressure on them so that they'd better be sure that they're right - nothing says "I'm going to take this higher" than forcing them to be accountable for what might well be a mistake.

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    dxx;2264486

    ...and that'll be how to completely blow any chance of an apology. They … ...and that'll be how to completely blow any chance of an apology. They made a mistake, you got angry, you gave a worker personal abuse that was totally uncalled for. Now, if these billboards I walk past on the way to work are at all true, and it really is a criminal offense to use abusive language towards public-facing workers, you might find it really something of a mistake if you bring your offences to official light, alongside your home address. In future, if this sort of thing happens, don't get angry. Keep calm, explain your position, and if they refuse to budge from theirs, make them put their reasons in writing, or tell them to repeat them so that you can record them using your phone's memo function. You'll find yourself with a much stronger case if you don't resort to teenage f*cktardery and imply a little pressure on them so that they'd better be sure that they're right - nothing says "I'm going to take this higher" than forcing them to be accountable for what might well be a mistake.



    Kinda annoying that, they were very rude and agressive to me calling me a con artist and scum and everything and I cant say anything back as id get in trouble with the law!

    Shows what the world is coming to!

    Always are at Fratton. Horrible people, I've had them grab my bike and shirt before. Seems like normal behaviour to me, anywhere there are signs up telling you not to assault staff the staff generally have done it to themselves (except hospital A&E!)

    Not acceptable but it does seem normal

    Just give false details if you've paid for a ticket. Keep an address and postcode for just this purpose They'll phone and check some database but say you just moved there - works everytime

    The confusion comes from taking a push-bike on the train and having to double back on myself to get a shorter journey when I worked in Chichester... always had a valid ticket
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