About time, too.
I'm always running out of time.
My wife, especially, keeps asking me to do stuff that requires going back in time.
Luckily, I came across a time machine in a London tube station, earlier today.
I'm not going to say which one right now, for obvious reasons. But here's what happened:
I thought I'd kill time waiting for a train by taking a stroll over to another disused platform.
There were no barriers or signs.
I just walked left, instead of right, and found myself staring at this strange typeface.
When I looked down, I thought it was some kind of ironic homage.
Then I realised what I was looking at was absolutely genuine: an almost-intact tube poster from the 80s - look how young Jimmy Saville looks.
I'm astounded they're still in this condition. I've no idea how it's happened. And I don't really care, either.
What's also amazing is that there are several posters below these two. You can see when you look at the one on the left. I couldn't quite make out what the poster below was advertising but if you were careful, you'd probably be able to separate them.
Looks like someone's already had a go. I want to go back to try to get them. They are awesome.
At the time, I felt like I'd discovered buried treasure, or gold. I felt lucky, honoured, ecstatic.
Then I calmed down, got on a train, bought a copy of CR and a Burger King and came home to share them with you.
The posters, I mean, not my copy of CR or my Burger King.
(Large Whopper meal, if you must know).
Back then kids cost just £1!
The age of the train, eh?
Speech bubble: Jimmy Saville is saying the map. Amazing.
Forget #littlebreaks. Who'll join me in using the twitter hashtag: #awaydays?
Travel within this area is fine. You Northerners can piss off. Speak to your travel agent - for a train? Genius.
PS. Did you spot the rail logo on Jimmy Saville's collar? A British Rail tracksuit top, ffs!
Did they knock these out? Or was it specially made for JS because 'he only wears tracksuits'?
I don't know.
All I know is if you put that logo on its side on a baseball cap, from a distance, someone would think you were wearing an NY cap.
Right, that's that sorted. Now I better go and see what my wife wants.
NOW WITH ADDED TV AD! Proper integrated campaign, then
What age is it?
You can still bump into saucy ladies - even at 125mph!