ARE you distraught, shaking and much poorer? You’ve either been mugged or just bought a ridiculously overpriced train ticket. Take our test and find out what happened.
Where did the incident take place?
A. Just outside the train station.
B. Just inside the train station, at the ticket office.
Did they threaten you?
A. Yes, the guy claimed to have a knife.
B. Yes, if I didn’t cough up for my season ticket they wouldn’t let me on the train and I’d lose my job and have to live in a cardboard box with a dog called Rebel.
Can you describe the mugger?
A. It all happened so fast, but I think he was wearing a grey hoodie.
B. He definitely had a name badge saying ‘Colin – customer service satisfaction adviser’.
Would you recommend their service to a friend or colleague?
A. Are you kidding? I’ve just been mugged.
B. Are you kidding? I’ve just been mugged.
Mostly As. Jesus! You’ve just been the victim of street crime! Call the police, cancel all your cards, take the day off and finish that bottle of Vermouth left over from Christmas.
Mostly Bs. Jesus! How much did you say that ticket cost? Don’t bother calling the police because it’s going to happen pretty much every day for the rest of your working life.