Mon 6 February - How do they know...?
So this morning I decide that I might as well go for the 08:49, since I have about seven minutes after leaving the kinder. With the dunces on the road, I end up cutting it a lot finer than anticipated, but knowing that if I don't make the effort I would be penalised, I pull out all stops. I get to the platform at 08:48... Phew!
A few seconds later there's an announcement that it's been delayed by five minutes. There's no chance that would've happened had I not raced to get there on time. I'm sure it's not a conspiracy, but...
We pull in about seven minutes late.
Home on the 17:49, about three minutes late at Ripponlea. Get to the car and I've got a ticket. That's the extra bit of punishment for rushing this morning - I should've twigged that there were too many vacant spots, but I was in a hurry and thought the train's arrival was more imminent than it actually was. I wonder when it changed from all day to two hour parking - the sign looks very new.