Knowing the station before the station …
Sitting on a train, traversing from London back to the shires. Its early rush hour and timing is everything especially on a Friday. There was a 50/50 choice which station I should attempt from my location in London encouraged by the prevailing and essential notion … will I get a seat.
Well I did, I usually do, but potluck has its occasional downside.
In crowded cities like London, there is an art to knowing the station before the busy station and how to get there quickly, without much effort and probably using the quickest route by foot.
Over the years my art has changed depending on the commonplace destinations I go to. Each one worth a little forethought, local knowledge and collective intelligence.