Fun and games aboard the 15.00 Norwich to Liverpool Street

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tgsh2011

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Sat in coach B on the 15.00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street. Within 2 minutes of departure a businessman needs to buy a new full fare ticket because he tried to use his 14.30 Advance ticket, "oh the man on the barrier said it would be ok". Then, at the same time, a lady appears (flapping) that she has collected "someone else's" tickets from the TVM, and not her own!

Very robust and professional response from Train Manager. Though I am sat there silently laughing trying to understand how the "great" British public regularly make these mistakes on a daily basis!
 
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Of course, I could point out the fact that sometimes staff do say "Yes it will be fine to use that ticket" then it turns out it isn't. Consistency is the name of the game and in some stations it varies.
 

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Indeed smart clothes is not necessarily the hallmark of honesty.
Nor is confusion, as some of my older relatives will often demonstrate. If in doubt, look flustered and half-panicked, but otherwise seem a fairly nice person and you can get away with all sorts. Having a few grey hairs can help, although my Boris Johnson impression goes some way there as well. :D
 
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