So, here it is, the first mock-up of a possible protest badge, and I think it's brilliant. Many thanks to John, who designed it.
So, what do you think, and more importantly, will you wear it? What I'm suggesting is that you should keep it with you whenever you travel and then, when the all-too-familiar fury rises within you for whatever reason; a delay, a cancellation, an overcrowded carriage, you put the badge on and wear it throughout the rest of your journey. I really feel that a carriageful of badge-wearing commuters would have quite an effect, and might at least get people visiting this blog to discuss other ideas for more organised protests in the future.
To be fair to First Great Western, the last three days have been entirely trouble-free, and even though I risk making my blog rendundant by saying so, I would happily give it up if the company began to run a reasonable service. Still, it's only been blissfully on-timeish for three days, so let's wait and see.