It’s a muggy, dreary day and I’m on a train up to Manchester to spend the weekend with the family, as its my sister’s birthday. We’re off to the same place we went to for Mother’s Day, so I’ve got some lovely food waiting for me this afternoon, but rather selfishly I’m looking forward to catching up on some sleep.
Normally at this ridiculous time in a morning, the train is quiet. However, today I’ve been treated to a group of loud, obnoxious students who are returning home after a night out in Birmingham. It was clear from their conversation that they had deliberately stayed up all night and waited for the train because they didn’t want to pay a £15.00 taxi fare, and loudly shared with the rest of the carriage the tickets that they had bought and what a rip-off local taxi companies were, interspersed with how hard they have worked this week. Fascinating.
However, when the train manager came to check the tickets, it became obvious that they had got the wrong ones, and after a lengthy debate the conceded that they would all have to pay a further £4.60 each, which in total came to £27.60, nearly double what they would have had to pay for a taxi. They were obviously quite gutted about it, and while I almost felt sorry for them, I couldn’t help but smile to myself after listening to their obnoxious ramblings for the last twenty minutes.
I’m a bad person for finding this amusing.
What about you guys? How has your week been?
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