alan’s tip

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Words of wisdom from  either  a  specialist* or in this case a very friendly person at a bus stop who asked me what bus I was waiting for and where I was going.   I told her I was waiting for  the X32 to Harwell innovation centre.   Based on this brief information she gave me a couple of tips:


you’ll be wanting the 32 to Chiltern,   not to Harwell,   there aint no atomic place at Harwell.  

Don’t get a taxi,   it costs 20 quid.   I’ll ask the taxi driver,   you’ll see.


The friendly person had a seasonal all routes bus pass and rather than sit at the cold bus stop waiting for her own bus she decided to get on my bus to make sure that I got off at the right stop then catch her own bus home.  It never ceases to impress me how  caring and conscientious bus users are.


*  past tips provided by Alan the hairdresser.   Lucia the hairdresser, an anonymous  manicurist, a Jackson’s sales assistant  and Reading Police

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2 bits of lovely banter on “alan’s tip”

  1. zac writes:

    Did you actually ask for an “atomic place at Harwell”?!

    Confusingly (or pedantically), Harwell Science and Innovation Campus is a
    good two miles from the village of Harwell. The nearest settlement (or at
    least the nearest one big enough to be allowed a name) is either Chilton
    or Rowstock at only one mile away in opposite directions. The nearest
    postal town, according to the official royal mail address, is Didcot,
    which is at least five miles away.

    It’s confusing in the country.



  2. :: Wendy :: writes:

    I didn’t ask for an atomic place at Harwell. She just called it that.
    I said I wasn’t looking for an ‘Atomic’ place, she ignored this and kept referring to my desitnation as the Atomic place. A little disconcerting.



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