04 September 2007
"You must buy a ticket before you get on one of our trains. If you cannot show a valid ticket when you are asked, you may have to pay a penalty fare. Unless of course you don’t want to. And are a bit scary. Thank you."
Patrick Crozier

The Disgruntled Commuter finds out how easy it is to dodge the fare - so long as you are hard enough:

The ticket guys had a good go at stopping him - after he’d blown off the first one, the second ran after him and had a second try but they didn’t seem either willing or able to actually lay hands on him. I’m guessing that unless the police are there too they can’t actually physically detain someone.

Well, as the Pub Philosopher points out if as a rail employee you try to intervene the chances are that you will be the one in trouble.  (Hat-tip: Laban)


  1. Thanks for the plug!

    Posted by disgruntled commuter on  05 September 2007 at 10:19 pm

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