No – it really was that bad

Despite our best efforts at work, some people just didn’t get the message about why there was so much travel disruption today.

Monday night, taking refuge from the cold while waiting for one of the very delayed buses to take me home, I was engaged in conversation by a man standing at the bar.

Pointing out that the train station was closed (it wasn’t – that was false message put out by an over-eager copper), he commented on how they could run trains in Siberian snow, but a bit of rain and the UK fell apart.

Having spend the previous eight hours or so updating the world on what was happening, transport-wise, in West Yorkshire, I felt it my duty to politely inform him of how much of the area was actually under water. You’d have thought he might have had a bit of a clue, but the way his jaw dropped, maybe the message wasn’t getting out. Must try harder next time… and there will be a next time, I’m sure.