Alan L wrote:I agree with the original point of the thread. The ticket inspectors are Central are almost all a bunch of abrasive buggers.
One bizarre incident that springs to mind was on the day of the Robbie Williams gig at Hampden last year. There were seperate (huge) queues for both normal punters and for Mount Florida tickets only at the high level station.
With 5 minutes to spare, I decided to chance the low level ticket booth. This had a massive queue as well, however there were two chaps with ticket issuing machines standing alongside with much less of a queue. When I reached the front, I was informed that they too were only selling tickets to Mount Florida. I explained that my train to Whifflet was leaving in a couple of minutes and that sending me to the back of the other queues would result in me missing said train, but they were having none of it. Suffice to say, a number of swearies were uttered at that point.
I've a fair few other incidents I could bore you with, but won't bother. In any case, the inspectors on the Argyle Line, which I currently use, are actually OK.
Aye...Ive saw things like that happening to a few other people before too.
Consiquently....I remember coming come from Queen St one night as i was at my friends and got on at some station in the west end. I'm never EVER out that way, and up until that point I had never been in Queen St low level in my life, never had any need to be. I didnt realise their was actual proper barriers that you have to run your ticket through. It being late at night I got on the train, payed for my ticket, and must have left it on the train by accident. Got off the train and got to the barriers, searched around a bit for my ticket and then realised I must have left it. I walked over to some woman and I was just about to say can I buy another one, when she completley cut me off and said " sorry hen youl have to get back on the train" I said " excuse me "? " I'm not going back on any train now where can I buy a ticket ". She sold me one and I scowered at her as I walked off....ignorant has hell some of them, theirs no need for it.