I was out for a walk on my lunch break yesterday and a young woman came up to me and asked for 40p to make a phone call and I declined to give her anything. It was only as I walked away that I wondered why I had done that. She might well have genuinely wanted money for a phone call but my instant reaction was to say “no”. Even if she had wanted it for nefarious purposes, what could she have done with 40p – even if she managed to get a few lots of 40p? I just found my instant reaction to turn down a request for help, and only 40p of help at that, a bit concerning.
I read this somewhat horrifying story yesterday. It’s really not a pleasant thought to wonder quite whether the man was dead before he got caught under that car and quite what a state his body was on by the time the driver stopped. Probably best not to dwell on that too much.
Anyway it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, so I hope you have a good one - whether in a relationship or otherwise.
London’s weekly railway news #231
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