Wedged in to the train home yesterday evening I ended up stuck listening to the following conversation:
Fat Girl 1: So how do you get home from the station? Walk?
Fat Girl 2: Nah, bus. I mean, it’s not far, but I’ve got a travelcard and you’ve got to get your use out of it.
Fat Girl 1: Yeah me too. And I’m that close to the station but I get the bus.
Fat Girl 2: I should walk it really. But I’ve paid for that travelcard…
Fat Girl 1: Yeah. You got to nail that travelcard. Get your money’s worth.
Fat Girl 1: So, you going down the gym tonight?
Fat Girl 2: Nah, I’m knackered. Sitting down all day, 8:30 to 5, man that’s tired me out. It’s tiring, sitting.
It was at this point that I realised it’s not a matter of if but when humanity loses the use of its lower limbs. Still, at least we’ll have got full value out of our travelcards. If not of our gym memberships…