07 July 2008

At 7 this morning I had just reached the top of the climb to the old railway bridge on the outskirts of Didcot, having managed (to find out whether it was possible) not to shift down from top gear, when my phone beeped to alert me to an SMS. I stopped and fished in my bag for the phone. Sure enough, First Great Western were teling me that the 0711 was cancelled. A lady walked past with her dog so I shared this information with her, and she replied sympathetically.
At the station, of course, no such thing had happened. The train rolled in a few minutes late, and full.

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