There are few things that put the fear of god in me. Drunken groups of oiks standing outside pubs at closing time; Chinese takeaway during an H1N1 outbreak; toothache; dirty bombs. You know, the kind of things that any sane person is terrified of. And, of course, then there is the ubiquitous ‘Engineering Works – take the bus’ signs at railway stations. There is nothing worse, especially if you have to travel. It is darkest nightmare become real.
Luckily, today I didn’t have to travel. Today I was on my way to the shop and spotted the sign. Then I saw a herd of poor people standing patiently, like zombies, waitng for a bus that probably wouldn’t arrive. Me, I took the picture and then danced up the road, giggling. I’m at home now. In the warm with the Cat, and a cup of coffee and a cake (that would have cost an arm and a leg at the station even had the buffet been open).
And as I write I’m thinking of those poor misguided people who are, probably, waiting still….