Well today started yesterday.
I will explain. It’s normal for me to check a day or so before that people are still available to do their cover they offered for the station.
Well I sent a text to a certain volunteer, who I won’t embarrass by telling you it was Nathan confirming he was still available for today (Sunday) the answer I got back was just a tad more than four letters and a couple of exclamation marks.
He had forgotten he was down for the station, now this is not a cause for panic as it can happen, so we started to look for cover. But young Nathan had decided that he would right a wrong. After all he had made a mistake and instead of a super day at the station he was off to Clacton.
The result was Jason was pressganged into providing cover for part of today and I also roped in Peter & Susan. All in all it was quite a party atmosphere at the station we were just missing the streamers, funny hats and a cake, by the way Nathan you owe all in attendance an ice cream!!
So with the excitement of staff movements (No rude jokes please!) the stage was set for hopefully a decent Sunday. I mean the sun was shining, the birds were twittering and all was well with the world. We even had a steam service.
But it almost happened but not quite, how can I describe the day? Well it was like going out for a 4 course meal, finding the restaurant shut and ending up in the chip shop. They came and they spent, not many and not much. But there we are, we made the best of what we had and a decent day was had by all. Some really nice customers and also it must be said some very well mannered children, they are a rarity these days.
So what could have been a disaster bought on by a blond moment from The Clacton Cowboy, ended up a most pleasant day. My thanks to Jason, Peter & Susan for stepping in at short notice, and also to The Clacton Cowboy who admitted his mistake and in credit to him made every effort to get it sorted. The bill by the way Nathan for the ice cream is £4.90p I hope you did not spend all your change on the Clacton fruit machines.