Travelling into London this morning I thought I'd take TfL's advice and for once change at Surbiton to jump on the fast train, rather than take the direct (but a whole four minutes longer, when you include the changeover time).
This proved to be a mistake, since the incoming train developed a 'technical fault' - meaning, for the sake of my weekly game of Tube Bingo, that the doors wouldn't open. This all added up to an exactly 10-minute delay, netting me another (theoretical) £25.
It's almost enough to make you pleased at these almost daily setbacks. If only I thought I would ever actually see any of this money.
UPDATE: I just realised that this is my 10th post. Double figures: wooHOOOO!