Monday 3 October 2011 8.17pm
I got on the new 453 last Saturday afternoon in the New Kent Road
and got a seat straight away. A first! I am sure there were a few legit non-swipers like Stevie B, but I would say that they were the exception to the rule. The vast majority of the non-swipers were members of the "something for nowt" club, which us law-aiding mugs are expected to pay for. Unbelievably, there were still some folks trying it on last Saturday (trying to get in the back door, telling the driver they didn't have any change to pay the fare etc). Fortunately, the driver was having none of it and hoofed them off. Can't wit until the number 12 gets changed, what are the parasites going to do then?