So, I have a train to catch at 1.45pm today as I am departing for six weeks of travelling, and therefore I am going to need a taxi. I duly telephoned a local company and requested a taxi. The dispatcher then advises me that they recommend one hour pickup time as they cannot gaurantee arriving in time for my train.
Now, if I lived many miles from the station I could understand this caution, but the truth is I can walk there in 25 minutes. We agreed a compromise of 1pm, and I advised that they should not worry as if they are not here by 1.10pm, I will walk……and drag my suitcase behind me!