Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Maple leaves

Another shit day on the trains. Ascribed, as per, to leaves on the line and frozen signal points. Amongst the merry throng kicking their heels on the icy planks of out station is a Canadian lady who's been with us for the past year. She breaks into our collective whinge:


"I guess I'm being too hard on your train companies. It's not fair to compare them to ours: we don't have frost and trees like you guys do."

5 comments:

sheboygan said...

It's funny how weather affects the whole world. It was a fairly pleasant day in and around the Sauna but the people were a little on the loopy side. Never once saw a patron.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Ha! Nice Canadian irony - you should cherish this lady.

scarlet-blue said...

But snow and ice and trees and leaves aren't the same as they were in the olden days.
Sx

Lavinia said...

Memo to Canadian Lady: What the hell? IS this humour from your neck of the Canadian woods? We not only have trees and frost but we have more delays than trees. Or maybe I'm just not getting the irony? Sorry for taking things so literally...?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Major: patrons know to avoid libraries on the days when staff are a little stranger than usual.

gd & Lavinia: I think the lady sailed right through irony and into rank sarcasm. Our railway system does that to you.

Scarlet: they've not been the same since Beeching.