My thanks go to the diary editor of the Reading Evening Post, Steven Hughes, who kindly gave the blog a mention in Friday's edition of the paper, and has also done a pretty good job of making me appear like a normal human being, fancy that.
He says (in case you're not from the Reading area)
"Okay, so the campaign's name is straight out of the 'na na na-na naaaa' book of playground taunts, but The Diary salutes it for expressing the exact feelings of most of the people who have to catch FGW trains".
So, hurrah! If the newspapers (alright, one newspaper) say I'm doing the right thing, then I must be.
What this does do, apart from allowing me to show off, is to bring your attention back to the main reason for this blog, which is persuading people to wear "I hate First Great Western" badges, in order to embarrass the company into listening to us, the mere customer. So, if you haven't ordered one yet, e-mail me today and do so. There are three good reasons why you should:
1) They're free!
2) They're funny!
3) They're due to be the fashion sensation of the autumn season!*
Just think, if you don't, First Great Western will eventually get round to realising that the one thing that's stopping them making even more money than they are at the moment is having to actually run the pesky trains, and will cancel them altogether in order to maximise their profit margin. It certainly feels as though that's the way it's going.
So, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and order your badge today.
*This might be a lie, but you never know, remember the puffball skirt? Stranger things have happened.