HEARD the one about waiting ages for a bus and then three turn up at once?
Huddersfield passenger Julie Walker has a new variation.
She decided to find out the time of her next bus by using the texting service advertised at her stop.
Then she waited. And waited.
Finally, an answer came back on her mobile phone - 42 hours later.
Bemused Julie, 45, from Wellhouse, Golcar, said: "I was stunned when I eventually got the reply.
"Some service. I won't bother using it again."
Travel bosses today blamed problems with the T-Mobile network that Julie was using.
The trouble had now been sorted, they said.
Metro, which co-ordinates public transport across West Yorkshire, spent £9m setting up its satellite-based texting system last September.
Replies beamed back to passengers tell them about the next four buses calling at their stop and how many minutes it is until they are due.
Passengers are also told whether the bus is a low-floor, easy access vehicle.
Julie was standing at a bus stop at the Chapel Hill end of Manchester Road on Tuesday night when she wondered if she had missed her bus.
She sent a text to Metro's `yournextbus' service, using the number shown on the bus stop.
Julie said: "I waited and waited in the cold, but nothing happened. Then my bus arrived. I was shocked when the reply came at 11.41am on Thursday."
A Metro spokesman said: "There has been a problem with messages on the T-Mobile and Virgin networks.
"This has now been fixed and we apologise for the inconvenience."
He added that up to 3,000 people a day were using the service.