Went into work this morning. The control room was dark, dank and dismal. The early morning controller had joined in with the mood but when he saw me his face lit up with a broad smile. "Ah, David just the person I wanted."
At last the letter had arrived from head office thought I. The one telling me I had been voted top driver in the depot and that I had won £250 plus a weeks all expenses paid holiday in Perth (Head Office) (Scotland not the one on the Indian Ocean) to collect the prize from The Boss Himself.
Did I owe the Controller £100 and I had promised to pay him back to day.
Did he have my P45 in a plain brown paper envelope.
So why the big smile. Well he had allocated me bus 18078 and bus 18078 was presently parked right outside the control room window preventing the glorious, bright sunlight that Torquay is famous for from entering the control room and would I please move it ASAP. Which I did. Control room transformed into its usual bright, warm, welcoming place of work which we all know and love so well.