School’s out – at least for the final year students and it sure shows.
This week, the train driver and I suspected there were kids riding on the rear coupling of the 12.04. A sticking out leg is kind of a giveaway. When a driver looks in his rear view mirror the train behind should look smooooth.
“For those riding on the back I’m calling the police,” the driver said over the intercom.
I don’t know how they heard him, but the kids jumped off the back. Then rear carriage doors opened and two more kids popped out followed by another and another and another. In the end there must have been a dozen on the platform.
I was thinking about locking myself in the office. 12 teenagers is too much even for a big bold station host like me. But they all jumped over the fence at the other end. I could hear them laughing as they ran away through the park. No doubt it was all about the narrow escape they’d had. I suspect their interpretation of a narrow escape is different from mine.