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Satruday night train from LeedsApproaching Peterborough train station.

A  small lady with fake-blond hair drawn tightly against her head by a short pontytail mutters ‘scum scum scum’ under her breath as she rises.   I can barely hear the chink of her three large, gold, hooped earings dancing together over the sound of flirting and empty high spirits from passengers further down the carriage.  ‘We love Leeds’  

They all alight at Peterborough.

A sleeping passenger on the other side of the isle  wakes,   pukes half digested  pringles  on the seat next to him,   places a newspaper over the puke then goes back to sleep.   Another passenger pulls his scarf up over his nose and buries his head deeper in his book while hugging a guitar case.

 

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  1. Scarlet writes:

    Ah, that’s the Christmas spirit…
    Sx

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  2. Kevin writes:

    ah… you can’t beat the real public transport experience. You never see this in the adverts.

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  3. Rob writes:

    Lucky you to witness that particular ‘tiny play about Britain’.
    My experience of trains is mostly around the West Country and has been
    thankfully rather less colourful.
    The ‘sleeping passenger’ actually looks like my elder son who also has a
    propensity for sleeping on trains and puking on public transport (planes).
    He is also possibly the only other person who gets drunk on 3 cans or
    less of Boddies (3.5% alcohol last I checked – cream of manchester – yum)
    – other cans and bottles out of shot notwithstanding.

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  4. stephen king writes:

    true english behaviour. observe, comment and do nothing!
    Now would that happen accross the pond – I think not!

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