Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Strangers on a Train

No murder involved in this one, but you sometimes feel like it! When I started this blog I said I would not put personal stuff on it or use it as a rant. So, best look at this as an observation of the vagaries of human nature.
After the launch on friday we popped south for the weekend to catch up with the family and leave the car safe in the garage. We had a great time but looked forward to getting back to our cruise.
It is amazing how cheap you can get train tickets online but why are your fellow travellers such a random bunch? They seem determined to take up two seats each, either putting a bag on one or sitting by the aisle blocking the empty one. If you need the seat they refuse to make eye contact with you and only reluctantly let you sit when asked. It's like you're from onother planet.
My theory is that people have lost the ability to interact with their fellow man.
The captain thinks it is because they see the train as their own personal space when they do the same journey every day. What do you think? (Answers on a postcard please). For us and all you fellow boaters, this is an alien concept. We are all happy to chat with perfect strangers at the drop of a hat. It comes as a bit of a shock to find that a lot of people have lost those social skills.
Anyway, we are back on board and heading for Braunston tomorrow to meet friends next week.

1 comment:

  1. And even harder, and more embarrassing, when the person sitting in your reserved seat refuses to move!! You can't rely on the guard to back you up either.
    Kath (nb Herbie)