I’ve just seen a guy miss his train.
Was he running late, or dashing like a madman? No, he was actually early.
He was stood on the platform, headphones in his ears and reading the morning paper; positioned right at the very end of the platform, presumably to get on at the front of the train.
The train pulled in, everyone got on and the train pulled out. The thing is, the train had pulled in about 20 feet short of where he was standing, so he hadn’t seen or heard it.
He was about to.
As the train started to leave it trundled slowly past him. It was at this point he put the newspaper under his arm and prepared himself to board. It had then dawned on him this train wasn’t slowing down, it was speeding up.
He looked around, checking the boards, glaring at his watch and strutting around frantically as if it was somehow someone else’s fault.
No mate, you really did just stand there like a twat and watch it leave all by yourself.
I think I may have seen one of the passengers waving at him.