“We are sorry to announce that the eight oh eight to Dalmuir is delayed by approximately three minutes.”

My New Year’s Resolution was to post to my other blog once a week, every Saturday.

Somehow I’ve managed to keep this resolution and to not break the chain for the entire first month. Hooray!

Today’s post is about a subject close to any Escapologist’s heart — commuting:

I’ve been taking more trains than usual — often during rush hour — and experiencing the station from the perspective of a commuter for the first time. It makes me want to set up some sort of commuter’s union. The poor bastards have difficult enough lives as it is, without starting each day in a Jean-Paul Sartre play.


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Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at wringham.co.uk

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