Public anouncement

Boomed out over the station tannoy yesterday afternoon:

“Will the lady smoking on platform 8 kindly desist and extinguish her cigarette . We would remind members of the public that — has a non-smoking policy on all its stations. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the premises. Repeat – would the lady on platform 8 kindly desist.”

Desist…desist…. Oh the shame! It didn’t half brighten up the day for the rest of us, though; you should have heard the sniggers. I was over the other side of the station on platform 4, so wasn’t able to see if the guilty party was deluged by a torrent from overhead sprinklers, or borne off, struggling by snappily attired — robots.

A most satisfying instance of shadenfreude. I’m not being judgemental at all…of course not! 😉