BULLSHIT stories about epic commutes during strikes are spiralling out of control, it has emerged.
As another Southern Rail strike follows yesterday’s tube strike, workers are spending their extended journey time thinking up heroic commuting tales to outdo colleagues.
Emma Bradford said: “I usually get the tube from Leyton to Liverpool Street, which was actually reasonably easily navigated with a bus and a half hour walk instead.
“There wasn’t enough suffering in that though, so I snapped the heel off one of my shoes and rubbed my face on the side of the bus to make me look a bit more like I was returning from some sort of mythical quest.
“Everyone was really impressed with me until Neil from HR turned up soaking wet and said he’d swam across the Thames just so he could make it in on time.
“I’m pretty sure he just ran through the shower in the gym downstairs, but I didn’t want to look like a sore loser.”
Accountant Wayne Hayes said: “I rode a horse to work today, but it broke a leg when it got spooked by a wild puma.
“Then a bear appeared and I hit it over the head with my laptop, after which it respected me and became my pet.”