It’s so nice, now and then, to see the British public stick two fingers up at the big corporations and support the little fella!
I travel to work every day from a small(ish) station – out of the rush hour it has about two trains an hour. Several years ago an enterprising young man set up a little coffee stall there. He pays a ground rent and runs it out of the back of a converted Tuc-Tuc. He has a steady stream of customers in the early morning.
Recently the owners of the pub next to the station gave it a complete makeover. Part of the new image is that they open early in the morning to serve coffee – calling themselves the “commuter’s choice”.
About a month in and I have yet to see the pub with a customer while coffee man has a queue!