NB – How come both ticket machines aren’t working?
SER* – Rush hour innit. 600 stations all trying to access the system at the same time. Stands to reason: system overload.
NB – So you’re saying that the system can’t handle ticket purchases during rush hour in a city where the only feasible way of getting around quickly is by rail?
SER – Yeah. Dunno why everyone has to purchase their tickets all at the same time – what do they expect?
NB – Tickets are a bit pricey.
SER – Got to pay for service improvements.
NB – Like ticket machines that work?
SER – Funny. No, more engineering works.
NB – So the line will be down at weekends again?
SER – Yeah but you’ll still be able to travel during rush hour.
NB – Just not purchase tickets.
SER – Do you want a ticket or not?
NB – No, I think I’ll find another way.
And I think I will. Oh yes the fatman will ride again. Be afraid.