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