Confessions of a marshmallow heart

Station Stories

I have done an unwise thing.  On a day when it was only 10 degrees, Ms A. showed up at the station barefoot looking very cold and sad after being discharged from hospital.  She burst into tears because she claimed not to have the fare back to her home in the country and even though I didn’t believe her, I was overwhelmed by pity and bought her a hot chocolate.  Why unwise?

Well A. is a serial and serious pest who shows up at stations all over the system and threatens to jump under the trains.  You have to take these threats seriously the way you have to take bomb threats seriously so there’s always the police and the pso’s and the ambulance and hospital.  Lots of drama.

She seemed pretty ok that day though so maybe they’d given her something in the hospital to calm her down. In the…

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