Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Train, wash away my sorrow, take away my pain..

Coventry train station has a Ladies Waiting Room. For Ladies. The temptation to get a bit David Walliams was great.

Is this a hangover from British Rail, or a return to some old-school rail travel etiquette? Will porters, smoking carriages and Celia Johnson all be returning to the rails in the coming months...? Will this affect my ticket price??

I've been doing a lot of traveling for work. Not Paris, Milan or New York. No no no. Coventry.

UPDATE: LIzzie has rightly pointed out in the comments the good uses Ladies Lounge's have. Maybe Coventry should invest in a Boy's Shed too...?


Lizzie Barrett said...

I don't mean to bring the serious, but women are statistically more likely than men to be attacked while waiting for late trains at stations. Hence the women only rule. I think there might be a petition to put women only carriages on trains as well, due to the molestation problem. I know I often feel unsafe travelling by myself late at night.

Boz said...

That is an excellent and very valid point! And matters probably wouldn't be helped by a dragged up prat in his late twenties sitting in the ladies lounge.

I think the fact that it is called a ladies lounge is wonderfully polite.

To be honest, it was quite a surprise to find there was any waiting room at ALL..

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Lizzie Barrett said...

We'd probably like the dragged up twat, to be honest. At least he's trying to get in touch with his feminine side and not mine.

Yeah, I thought they were a dying breed and despaired of any Brief Encounter type affair. Now I find that I can have that, but only with another lady. Aw. The railways, encouraging the gay.

Geoff said...

Ladies lounge, gentlemen sit bolt upright.

Boz said...

and scoundrels slouch.