Don't particluary like not having lekker days, so try to avoid them, but today has been challenging in terms of none lekker avoidance initiative.
Today there were some problems with the trains south of Birmingham, which led to quite severe delays, which has led me to owe my employer two and a half hours of life, however it was pretty unavoidable* as a train had broken down in one of the tunnels.
However, these troubles were amplified by a new condition they had north of birmingham called "whintar" - apparently it’s a season that happens between summer and spring, which coupled with the other new season "oughtum", they found a couple of years back which causes leaves of trees to magically drop off, now makes a total of four seasons a year - crazy heh?
Anyway, more on whintar. Apparently, they have discovered, that it gets pretty darn cold during whintar, and something called "fwoscht" can form on things, giving it a pretty, yet cold, white coating ( a bit like dandruff only less icky, and water based ). Apparently, some of this fwoscht accumulated on some of the overhead power cables, which caused chaos in the train network.
This has lead me to the worrying thought, that if a world class country like Britain, with all of its management institutes churning out truly exceptional visionary leaders can be unstuck by only a day of whintary conditions, imagine what a country like Switzerland's rail network must be like! I would have thought that if they did have trains, the timetable would be such a shambles that only the totally desperate would catch them.
*They could have course realise that the Wolverhamton to Coventry rail link, which is one of the busiest in the country, requires more than two tracks, and begin a project to expand it to four. After all, its so crowded that any slight delay by any service causes a domino effect across the entire timetable. Most of the land by the track is unpopulated, and the few bits that are could be doubled up, or a tunnel placed beneath existing track, but no doubt someone somewhere has thought of a few b******t excuses as to why that isn't palatable.