I overheard a rather interesting conversation today at work, obviously two blokes in their early 20s without kids. They were fuming about mums on trains/tubes with prams, saying that they should have to pay for the prams, just like cyclists have to pay to take their bikes. Is that actually true?
I have had the
pleasure torture of taking Madame on the train and I can assure you that it wasn’t pleasant; I liken it to chewing my own arm off. On one occasion I was travelling to Gatwick during rush hour, when she was ten months old on my own and you can imagine the paraphernalia, as we were going away for a month. I did plump for a 1st class ticket to guarantee we had our own seat. But the evil stares, if looks could kill.
I’m really sorry but if I had any other choice I can assure you that I wouldn’t travel with a toddler during rush hour, but think about it would anyone? The next time you get the arse with a mum and pram stop and think about it for a minute. We do it because we have to and not to inconvenience you. It’s not like we can chain her to a sign post like a bike!
What do you think?