Despite my train being late today - the journey itself was a challenge due to several factors.
Most of the carriages had no lights, and the only one with seats had the air conditioning stuck on full blast. It was absolutely freezing and it felt that my feet had actually turned to blocks of ice during the one hour 10 minute trip. I was sitting there with gloves, two coats, a scarf and my arms wrapped round myself trying to conserve heat. My skin was turning blue and my eyeballs were actually freezing over.
The only sound that could be heard in the carriage was peoples' teeth clicking together.
As we drew into St Pancras - everyone heaved a collective sigh of relief and made a dash for the door as fast as their frozen legs could carry them.
However we were all cheered by the train manager's announcement which said: "Ladies and gentlemen - we are now arriving at London St Pancras. I hope that despite the train being late, the lights not working, no toilets working and several carriages being absolutely freezing, you have managed to have a slightly pleasant journey and I hope you travel again with us soon."
What a joker!
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