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Flushed by Virgin

28 Mar

I took my usual Virgin train down to London yesterday, for my presentation at Lloyds. I choose Virgin every time I can over London Midland just because of the breakfast in 1st Class 😉

Its only an hour journey so I don’t normally use the loo (my mother drilled into me a long time ago to ‘go before you go’).

I’d managed to get into a mess with the beans this time though (I’m sure my mother would say that’s nothing new), so I went to wash up.

I pressed the magic button to open the door and went in. As soon as I pressed the ‘close’ button, an announcement was made out loud about not flushing the wrong stuff down the loo. This was a little different than the normal boring stuff and made me smile. So much so I had to take a photograph of a sign backup up the announcement.

“Please don’t flush Nappies, sanitary towels, paper towels, gum, old phones, unpaid bills, junk mail, your ex’s sweater, hopes, dreams or goldfish down this toilet.”

I mentioned this in my talk, which was about being different and how it doesn’t have to cost much to get the word around – It made me tell you about Virgin Trains, didn’t it?