panic room

Went to see Panic Room this evening with Glenn at the Odeon in Streatham. Was really good. I’ve been watching a lot of films recently and I’m not sure if it is escapism or not. Yesterday I was very hungover from a Saturday night of drunken debauchery. I had to be dragged for breakfast at the local greasy spoon and then back to veg out at Spence and Glenn’s.
We watched Personal Services and followed that with Blade. Then after I finally managed to get up enough energy to get off the sofa and make my way to my own home I watched Four Weddiings and a Funeral.

I’ve also been having a fun time getting to know new people over the weekend. Unusual for me to widen my circle of friends so much in one weekend.
Admittedly they were all Spence’s friends I met, well witht he exception of Carole & Paul that is! Bren lives right around the corner from me and was the first person to welcome me to the world that is out in the UK when I signed up in February last year. I met him a couple of weeks ago but Friday was the first time I really chatted to him properly. Nice.

Anyway I am rambling now cos I am tired and ready for bed.

Ticket Touts

If there had been ticket touts at Clapham Junction yesterday and today they would have made a fortune. I have never seen so many ticket inspectors in one place at a time in my life. I thought it was a convention at first. They were stopping everyone and cheking tickets on the way from the platforms and then again on the way to the platforms. This left a number of people on the walkway over the station queueing to buy a ticket at makeshift ticket offices.
I cannot believe so many people travel without a ticket. I always thought it was propaganda by the rail companies when they said they lost millions a week in revenue from fare dodgers. Now I can well believe it.
There was even an inspector on our service from Clapham to Olympia just in case you had managed to evade them at the station.
Pat and I decided they must be on some sort of commision they were that zealous. No basic salary but they get to keep half the fines they take or something.