I’ve had a crap evening.
I was supposed to go to the Edinburgh Playhouse to see the musical “Oh What a Night”, I had booked tickets for me and the kids (OH was working).
I took the car to work today, so that I could leave sharp at 5pm and get home in plenty time so that I could get the kids organised, get to the train station and get the train over to Edinburgh Waverely, my theory was to conserve petrol…..
Well….. It ends up that there were huge delays in the traffic going home and instead of getting in at 5.30, I ended up arriving home at 6.15pm….. bl**dy traffic!
Mad rush to get changed and get back out because the show starts at 7.30pm.. we jumped in the car and drove to Inverkeithing Train Station, parked on the other side of the railway station in the Free car park, walked into the ticket office, asked for return tickets to Edinburgh, went to get my purse out of my bag .. no purse .. B*gger!..
Walked back to the car with the kids and drove home, walked into the house and got my purse, which had been knocked out of my bag by our young springer spaniel, when he bounced over the sofa!
Back to the train station, didn’t have time to park in the free car park, so paid the £2 to park in the one closest to the station… its now 6.50pm, just enough time to get the tickets, jump on the train and still be on time for the show starting….. or so I thought.
Waiting on the platform, the tannoy comes on.. turns out the next 2 trains are cancelled, next available train will be the 7.25pm …. dilemma, i’d just paid £10 for our return train tickets, trains are late, we are now late…hmmmmmm. If We were to go back to the car and take it over, we would be even more money on fuel, I only had a quarter of a tank left and the local garage has none… then we would be another £5.00 to park in the Greenside Car Park… yet more money!
We decided to wait on the 7.25pm train, … another announcement, there is a broken down train further up the line, the 7.25 train is now running late and wont arrive until 7.46!… 7.46 came and went still no train, and we have now missed the start of the show… the train finally turns up at 8.05pm, got on, it was busy and the only seats available were next to a bunch of alcohol drinking, foul mouthed neds… our evening just seems to be getting better and better!..
Phoned my other half from the train to let him hear what we were having to sit beside, and to complain about the lateness of the trains and how we’d missed the start of the show etc… He thought it might be a good idea if once we got to Edinburgh, just to find the next train home and he would take us out for something to eat… best idea i;d heard all night and the kids were in full agreement.
Managed to get the Aberdeen train home and got off at Inverkeithing to pick up the car.
OH WHAT A NIGHT!!