On The Rails

I’ve been travelling to work by train for a number of years now. As a non-driver, I do it out of necessity, although as car tax and parking rates increase some people naturally assume I do it as a cost saving. On a rain soaked day like today, it would be difficult to convince anyone it was done for the sake of convenience. Looking around my carriage, there would be few other supporters of that claim here either. From the cyclist trying to find space in the luggage rack for her Brompton to the guy peeling off his showerproof outer clothes to reveal his crumpled suit. I have sympathy with these people, but if the bloke putting on aerosol anti-perspirant doesn’t stop it, I might have to throw him off at the next station.

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