Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Selfish Driver

On my way in to work some schmuck obviously thought it to be a good idea to block the cycle lane and force all the cyclist onto a very busy dual-carriage way.

Ride Home

Thames Water were doing there usual bit to help save water by having a massive burst main in West London. The main street was completely gridlocked with one or two cars even floating in the water. All the buses were also stuck.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Drivers eye view

Here's a very short clip taken from the cab of a tube train. It's not very long though:

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Sick as a Parrot

Thankfully I am very rarely ill, and even rarer do I vomit. Not so last night, I woke up around 03:00am with really bad stomach cramps, and after about 20 minutes or so, had the misfortune to be sick.

I assume it was something that I ate. All I ate yesterday was some grilled cod fillet, weight-watchers bread and 2 bananas. I'm not feeling too bad at the moment, just a little light-headed, so unless I am ill again, I will be cycling to work in about 2 hours.

Trouble seems to follow me

I was working my rest day yesterday as one of the smaller stations on the group. The last time I worked at this particular station was about 6 weeks ago, when I had the unpleasant meeting with a young woman who thought the world revolved around her (her exact words), she refused to purchase a ticket, verbally abused and threatened me, and basically acted like the spoilt brat she was brought up to be.

Lucky me, she was back again last night with one of her equally chav-like friends. Her friend touched in with her Oyster only for Queen Chav to double gate. As it was so blatant I called her back from the gateline, only to be ignored. I then followed her to the stairs and told her to come back and purchase a ticket. Obviously she didn't want to do that, so she started verbally abusing me, threatening me, etc etc. Eventually she realised I wasn't going to back down (I threatened to stop the train until the BTP arrived) and she returned to the gate line and exited the station. As she did so, she turned around and threw her full bottle of water all over me. Whilst technically that was an assault, with the heat it was very refreshing so I thanked her; much to her disgust.