Trainman wrote:Man: "is this Victoria?"
Me: "no mate this is Euston."
Man: "are you sure?"
Me: "pretty sure."
Man: "ok, I'll ask somebody else."
Oh my. Having to commute every day, I have so much sympathy for the barrier guards with what they have to deal with every day!
"No sir, that's your seat reservation, use your ticket in the barrier, no not your receipt, your ticket" she actually then called him out the way so the queue of people behind could then go through.
"Walk straight ahead, the gate is open, yes, straight through" to some bloke who looked bewildered when he put his ticket in the barrier and the gates opened!
"You cannot bring that much luggage on a peak time train!" to a family that had 4 LARGE suitcases and other bags.
It amazes me how many people get to the barriers THEN decide to look for their ticket.
The best one though was the guy who tried to chance it and use a cheaper off peak ticket on a peak time train. When told it was an extra £30, he tried to play the "What if I've got no money?" card, to which he was told it would be sorted at Northampton, but the ticket would then be an extra £60. He tried to get arsey, the ticket inspector just said "We'll sort it at Northampton, no you can't have your ticket back (the guy had tried to grab it), I get off at Northampton so I will meet you there and it will be dealt with"