Tuesday, 29 October 2013

A Different Journey

Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world. 
Took the midnight train going anywhere
Unfortunately the "small town" was Flitwick. And it was actually the 23:52. But the ticket inspector was very alert, and they'd barely got out of  Leagrave before she was having to accept that "anywhere" isn't a valid destination on First Capital Connect.

So technically she was fare-dodging and had to buy a single to Luton. But even people from Luton don't want to go to Luton. So she caught the next train north, but the ticket office was closed and so she ended up having to buy another penalty fare back to Flitwick.

And by the time she got back to Flitwick, all the taxis had packed up so she had to phone her dad to pick her up. So that was two penalty fares, plus her dad was grumpy all the following day and she still had to go to work in the morning.

 After that, she gave up believing. It cost far too much in train fares, and Flitwick's not so bad when you learn to live with it.

1 comment :

  1. I suspect that Flitwick has it's attraction for outsiders including a 5 star hotel.

    But I wonder if the inmates try to escape daily from all of the incomers that it brings?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flitwick_Manor and as they have a resident Ghost at the manor, it might be quite lively for Halloween, another reason to escape.


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