sorry for spamming but I have to get this off my chest. it aggravates me to no end and it boggles me how someone could be so inconsiderate!
my brother and I were walking to the rail main station in the small town my parents live in. we had to be there by 15:25 to catch the train at 15:27.
usually the train is already there at 15:25 but the intersection (i.e. intersection between the cars and the train) is open for cars and pedestrians to cross the railroads and get to the train.
but NOT this time! So we were sort of panicking and decided to crawl under the railway gate, cross the railroad tracks and hopefully catch the train. mind you, this is all on ground level, we wouldn’t jump down a platform down to the tracks, no. the tracks also cross a sidewalk.
so, we hurry up to the train and the train guard looks out the window and shouts “I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE YOU WITH ME! You’re not allowed on this train!”
We were baffled and asked why. He scoffed and said: “You know how much time you’ve had to get here? If you get on this train I will call the police!” (basically, he saw us crossing the tracks)
And why? Simply because we hurried to try and catch the train. In these two minutes between 15:25 and 15:27 there are no trains departing nor arriving. People have been doing this all the time AND the gates didn’t even open which they USUALLY do!!!
Fuck this guy…seriously. I wanted to punch hi in the face. In the end we had to wait for a WHOLE hour to catch the next train v.v
What if I had an appointment? Why does he care how long we’ve had to read to reach the station? really?! I wish I had memorized his name on his fucking name tag to report him.
I know it’s wrong to cross the tracks when the gates are down, but we know this railway station since we were children. Nothing ever happens and we know EXACTLY when and where the trains depart and arrive. I’ve been crossing the tracks with the gates closed nearly everyday while in school for three years x.x
Sorry for any mistakes, I’m too furious to check.