Wednesday 29 May 2013

Train tickets

Train tickets; notebook drawings by JVL, dated 1st of June 1975.

I always used to draw my train tickets when embarking on a long journey. It was a habit I formed because I was always losing my tickets. I thought if I lost my ticket I would be able to show the drawing to the guard as a replacement for the ticket. (The drawings would show how they were punched during consecutive stages of the journey). One day I did lose my ticket and showed the guard my drawing as evidence. He was neither impressed nor amused with the result I had to pay for a second ticket. Needless to say I hardly ever draw tickets anymore!

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