The Northern Line was a bit broken this morning.
It was the same old story: e-mails flying to bosses from employees lamenting the delays, signal failures, hundreds of people on the platform and queues for trains that come every 25 minutes.
At times like this, it’s easy to just get really annoyed and blame TFL. But sometimes we should all stop and consider that there might be another explanation for the severe delays and line suspensions.
So before you submit that refund form today, just consider the other possibilities:
1. With so many branches, things are bound to get a bit messy when something goes wrong.
On a day like today, I understand why I drew this. pic.twitter.com/7w2hVz4K0j
— Benedict Salter (@benedictsalter) September 27, 2013
2. Thursday is the new Saturday, so perhaps it just had a heavy night.
The @northernline clearly went out last night with the @centralline and got smashed in Soho.
— George Turner (@GeorgeBTurner) September 27, 2013
3. …you know, like you did.
Hangover. Greggs. No northern line. Great start to the morning.
— Claire (@ClaireE1izabeth) September 27, 2013
4. Look, I’m just saying. This bloke’s username is Zuki Magic Wand, and we’ve all seen The Craft.
#NorthernLine you are once again the bane of my existence. I curse you with every fibre of my being.
— Zuki Majuqwana (@ZukiMagicwand) September 27, 2013
5. Would you work if someone was being sarcastic to you all day?
*slow clap for @northernline*
— Ryan Nelson (@RyanJohnNelson) September 27, 2013
6. Rush hour delays aren’t a new thing. They happened at the end of the Vietnam War too.
7. And anyway, everyone should experience the joys of the bus once in a while.
Due to Northern Line woes I'm (finally) on a bus and somebody in my vicinity thinks it's ok to drop superfarts every few mins #pooparticles
— Rich Leigh (@RichLeighPR) September 27, 2013
8. This morning’s trouble was written in the stars.
This morning's 'problems' on the Northern line were foretold in The Clouded Prophecy. We now have everything under control. More or less.
— TLF Travel Alerts (@TlfTravelAlerts) September 27, 2013
9. And if we’re honest, you love it, really.
1 hour 45 minutes later I finally arrive into work. Thanks to the @northernline for making my commute so enjoyable… #London
— Rhian Dark (@MissRdark) September 27, 2013
In conclusion: Yeah, you should probably just submit that refund form after all.
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