Sitting here nursing a dose of the lurgi I thought back to a station visitor last Sunday, I wont call them a customer because they bought nothing and to the best of my knowledge in the last six years never have.
She stood and read the poster I have up saying there are no public toilets on the station. Then she walked up to me and uttered the immortal words “Do you have any toilets?”.
Now strangulation would at that stage been a tempting option but it would have got messy especially from the paperwork aspect and blood is a bugger to clear off the platform as it tends like dog crap to get everywhere.
So she got the only possible alternative and that was the single word “NO”. I have long since given up giving them the details as to how the local council closed the ones in the car park, they said it was to save money, but personally I don’t think they could give a toss to be honest.
Now I appreciate you can rarely educate stupid as they say but did she think in the 5 seconds between reading the notice and speaking to me we would have been able to build a toilet?
I have this feeling in my water (Excuse the pun) that yet again the lack of bogs is going to feature largely in the excitement of the day to day life of the station.
I mean if a clearly worded notice makes no difference then what will. short of just shooting them on sight or just shrugging my shoulders and then handing them a bucket and a bog roll!!!