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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Normal Service

Last week, I wasn't well for a couple of days, I was laid up in bed with some sort of flu. When I was feeling a bit better -- not sick, but still very tired -- I decided to keep my meetings and set off into London. How reassuring it was to find myself on the 7.40 cattle-truck to Waterloo and hear this announcement from the guard: "We apologise for the overcrowding on this service, which is due to an excess number of passengers." As the staid looking chap in a suit and tie opposite me remarked, "no shit".

In the future, everyone will be famous to fifteen people.
[posted with ecto]


JamieB said...

I'll be commuting from Woking into London starting from tomorrow, the last time I used to do this was 10 years ago. Oh how I look forward to taking part in the daily Guiness record attempt for number of people in one carriage!

GreatSheElephant said...

similar to the tube announcements which apologise for delays to the service caused by a service disruption