Jan
11
2020

Or maybe THIS Is The Tweet of the Day, Oy, There Was Just One More Thing, Guvnor edition.

Beautiful. This could be a scene in a TV episode. The timing is perfect. Via @bmsimp.

Moe Lane

PS: I fully recognize that the story may very well not be accurate. I submit, however, that in a very real sense it simply must be TRUE. Did it strike a spark of satisfied justice in your heart? — Then it is real, even if it possibly never actually happened.

I will not budge on this.

7 Comments

  • Luke says:

    Huh?
    Am I missing something obvious?

  • nicklevi86 says:

    I’m even more entertained by the comments afterward complaining about how “expensive” their subsidized train tickets are.

    • Aetius451AD says:

      My first reaction is: no shit. Let’s work it out, though.
      The two stops mentioned: Wigan and Carlisle. Now he has actually gone beyond this, but it forms a nice basis for the charges.
      According to google maps, Wigan to Carlisle is 105 miles by road (miles, not KM, it is England, I am damn well going to use Imperial. I respect them, even if they do not.) By car, it is 1hr and 46 mins by road, 1 hour and 20 mins by train (Hmmm, the road looks like a fairly straight shot, but I guess with traffic circles/stops…)
      Gas/Petrol is 4.74 British pounds per gallon.
      Now, say they were driving my car in a slight mix of highway and city driving, so 23 miles per gallon. Such a trip would then cost me… 21.6 British pounds (at the listed fuel prices.)
      What the hell? That is highway robbery. (this is the point where I am wondering if I made a math error. Nope, I just checked a trip planner online and it costs $22-25 by car $40-180(!) by rail.
      Now they are actually going to at least the stop beyond that, but still.
      I could buy a very nice sandwich to enjoy in my car while listening to Sirius radio for the difference.

      • Moe_Lane says:

        There’s a psychological element, too. 105 miles is pretty damn far, in Europe. Here it’s about as far from me as Richmond is. England’s about the size of Virginia, after all.

        • nicklevi86 says:

          To be fair, if you’re doing anything in a city cars just won’t fit down those 1000 year old alleyways, so public transport will be a factor from the start.

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