Synchrony! (by )

Our week goes like this.

Monday morning, Sarah gets on a train to London.

Wednesday evening, at 8:30pm, I get on a train to London (Jean is with her grandfather for this bit). Then at 10:15pm Sarah gets on a train back from London, the same time as my train gets in. She gets home at about midnight, then on Saturday, I come home and we get the weekend together before she goes off again next Monday morning. This is not a very pleasant state of affairs - we're a close couple, and we miss each other keenly.

Anyway, this evening, my train into Paddington was a bit early - so I rang her as my train was pulling in at 10:09. She was in coach D of the train on platform 2, waiting for it to go; my train came in on platform 3, and I was in coach E. Platforms 2 and 3 are opposite sides of the same physical platform. So I got out, crossed the platform, walked one carriage down, and there was Sarah! She came to the door of the train, and we had an unexpected five minutes together!


  • By Ben, Thu 30th Oct 2008 @ 9:57 am

    Why don't you change to spending Monday - Weds in London? Or is that a silly idea?

  • By alaric, Thu 30th Oct 2008 @ 10:08 am

    Because then I'd have Jean with me, which would be awkward :-/

  • By Gavan Fantom, Fri 31st Oct 2008 @ 5:11 pm

    You could train Jean to do all your work for you. Code for toys seems like a mutually beneficial arrangement to me...

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