In my quest to save public money, I continue to make use of the Club 55 special offer from Hull Trains, available until the end of this month. Last week, the conductor went through the standard routine of asking if I had a travel card. I explained that I was not yet eligible for such a thing. He then focused on what I said, looked at me intently and said: ‘Are you actually over 55?’ I realise someone else may have not taken kindly to the implication of the question. My reaction was to smile and feel quite gratified!
Last night it was a different conductor. He just looked at me and issued the ticket.