It’s beginning to look a little pointed. I had to leave extra early today to allow for not being able to cycle to the station and to renew my weekly ticket but I hurried out of the house and walked as quickly as I could and made it with a few minutes to spare before my usual train was scheduled to depart, only to discover it had been cancelled. Again. Due to – according to the excusometer – a shortage of carriages. Can’t argue with that, right? I can hardly expect SouthWest Trains to run a train it didn’t have, now can I?
Hmm. Except that there was an extra non-stopping empty train running through the station this morning. At exactly the same time as my normal train, looking suspiciously like my normal train*, but whizzing through to other more glamorous destinations to pick up other more important passengers than us. Carriage shortage my foot. They really are out to get me.
* and before you counter that they all look the same there are differences in the rolling stock and, sadly, I can now tell them apart.