To the regular readers of this blog, and you both know who you are!! You must cast your minds back to my Saturday posting reference the deep pockets and sneaky tactics of the civils.
Well the following has been received….
Relevant extract to which I refer………
“On a brighter note we had the civils working just of the end of the platform on the Fletton loop, They are staring to worry me as they are becoming sneaky and not coming down to use the loo and therefore submitting themselves to my tactics at getting them to spend money, I am going to have to refine my methods I think! “
If Mohammed (Manns) won’t come to the mountain, then the mountain must go to Mohammed (Manns). I recommend a meals on wheels trolley, and Nathan or who-ever your beautiful assistant is for the day propels said loaded trolley to the east end of plat 1 and engages aforementioned Civils in polite and engaging sales patter-style conversation.
Please note that most tactfully and respectfully, I am not referring to your good self as the mountain! Nor am I expecting a polite and sincere response!
Never being one to ignore advice from a greater being or in this case one of the tribe known as S&T a uniform is on order for Nathan or his understudy together with some thermals as it’s starting to get a bit Parkie (Hint as to the Fan) down at Orton Mere.
As for the trolley to be used, I have consulted with the financial powers at the railway and have been promised a pair of second hand roller skates from the chap who looks after the accounts and a reject tea try from the cafe. Still as anybody knows on the railway we make do with what we have, even if that is nothing!!!!
Pictures of Nathan or his understudy will appear in the caption competition shortly.