Went in to the client's today.
To celebrate, South West Trains decided to make the journey from Salisbury to London take three hours. "Circumstances beyond their control", they said, "overrunning engineering work". The trouble with the fragmentation driven by privatisation is that it is always someone else's fault.
Still, SWT will still get their revenue in full, which is the main thing I suppose. They may even get compensated by Network Rail for the inconvenience their passengers have suffered. The fact that I didn't get to take a lunch break, plus felt obliged to take an hour's reading for the train just to make inroads into the things on my to-do list, is surely inconsequential.