A MIDDLE class family from Bristol has endured a 90 minute journey on the budget coach service Megabus.
Quantity surveyor Stephen Malley had to take his wife and children to a new exhibition at the Tate Modern because of social pressure from their peer group.
But when train fares proved prohibitively expensive, they found themselves travelling via Megabus.
Malley said: “I took the last remaining seat, next to the toilet beside a man with his legs akimbo who was weeping.
“I immediately noticed the aroma of many different cuisines as passengers munched through their various foodstuffs, but despite my close proximity to the loo I felt certain nobody would defecate on a relatively short journey.
“How wrong I was.”
Malley’s daughter’s Susan said: “It was good. We are not allowed dance music at home and I got to hear banging techno for the first time, through the phone speaker of the person sitting behind me.
“I’ve been on National Express too but Megabus has way more of a party vibe.”