My teenage daughter and myself took the train from Kildare to Hueston today after paying the exhorbitant fare of over E24 return. It was announced at Kildare Train Station, before we left, that the train was ‘Hueston only’ which led me to believe that there were no other stops on the way. My interpretation was obviously wrong because we had numerous stops on the way. I’m not a regular train traveller and, perhaps, I’m missing something here.
My daughter was sitting next to the window while another woman passenger sat opposite me.
At one of the stops along the way, another lady - African I believe - came and sat opposite my daughter…next to the window also.
The African lady placed her large handbag on the table next to the window and, while the train was slowing for Hueston, the rain which had been streaming down the outside of the window changed it’s course and flowed into where we were sitting…including into the lady’s handbag.
The clothes of both my daughter and the African lady were now wet as the amount of water which leaked in amounted to about a litre.
I suppose it was only a minor inconvenience but, I had to smile when the the lady said: “I thought this type of thing only happened in Africa”.
I hope that she never has to use our Health Service because, if she does, she will feel ‘right at home’.
And, here is the evidence.