Sometimes I wish I was a little more daring. I received this letter from Mike Brown ahead of the strike today:
Dear Miss Pal,
I am writing to let you know that the RMT and TSSA unions have called a 24 hour strike on the Tube next week. If the strike goes ahead, there is likely to be disruption to Tube services from early evening on Sunday 3 October and throughout Monday 4 October.
We will keep as many stations open as possible and will run as many trains as we safely can. Please check before you travel to see how services are affected.
We expect all other TfL services, including London Overground, DLR and Tramlink, to run as normal, but they may be busier than usual. In addition, extra Bus and River services will be in operation. Cycling or walking may also be practical options for many.
For the latest information and help planning your journeys, visit tfl.gov.uk
And immediately wrote this in a sarcasm-imbued fury:
It would be infinitely more practical if you refrained from striking again but thanks for the notice. I will prepare myself to place my face in multiple human crevices on Monday morning, I do so enjoy paying for this consistent service.
Alas I did not have the balls to send it. It took me nearly three hours to get to work this morning and I am limbering up for a two hour walk home (I simply cannot face another bus or train).