Monday, October 11, 2010

Waiting for the wardrobe

The Disputed Toll by Heywood HardyThe answer to the celebrity puzzle in today's paper was "Stan Boardman." Next week there'll be a quiz about Dan Leno.

The express train on my home line is once every half hour. My local stopping train is once an hour, five minutes after the previous express. Someone in their wisdom decided it would be a good idea to schedule a rail maintenance freight train in that five minute interval. We watched it chug past the station, all eight minutes' worth of it. Then we got on our train and waited ten minutes for the signals to clear for passage.


nursemyra said...

Never argue with an elephant

Scarlet Blue said...

Thing is with freight trains, is they're so bloody noisey that no-one can hear your screams.
Maybe this is a good thing.

Nota Bene said...

Were you held to 'regularise the service'?

Madame DeFarge said...

Don't knock Stan Boardman. He's a big noise in light entertainment.

Joanna Cake said...

LMAO... only in Britain!

Kevin Musgrove said...

nursemyra: I have learned this.

Scarlet: it is in my house.

Nota Bene: no, that's when they decide not to stop at our station so that they arrive at the last station "on time."

Madame DeF: remember when we used to have light entertainment?

Joanna: LYAO? I hope not!