A MAN on a crowded train has actually bought a ticket for the bag on the seat next to him.
Martin Harper was travelling on the busy Leeds to York train when several passengers standing in the aisle began making tutting noises and pointing at the bag.
Passenger Roy Hobbs said: “I asked him ’I suppose you’ve paid for the seat your bag is sat on?’ in the most sarcastic voice I could manage. And he replied, ‘Yes, I have,’ and showed me the tickets.”
Harper said: “I told Mr Hobbs that I always get tickets for my shopping, though, naturally, I only pay a child’s fare because it does not contain anything that is over 14 years of age.
“Mr Hobbs then suggested that I should perhaps get a family rail card so as to make further savings on travel for myself and my bag. But that would be immoral since my bag and I are not related.”
Harper started buying tickets for his bag a few years ago after an unfortunate incident in which he almost had to sit beside the leader of the Labour Party. He added: “He smelled of fried chicken wings.”