Another trip (more pleasant this time) and another fellow-passenger out of context.
I sat down on a train a couple of weeks ago, and flicked through the MX. I looked up and saw a familiar face in a nearby seat. Who is that? Oh.
So I went over and said “Hi Dad.”
Hadn’t seen him in a while, and I’d been under the impression that we wasn’t getting out very much at present, so it was a surprise to me to find him heading to the other side of town on an excursion. We had a little chat till he got off the train a few stops later, heading for a favourite secondhand bookshop.
A month or two back while heading home I ran into my mum on a train. Those sorts of pleasant surprises happen from time to time.