The portaloo man cometh


Station Stories


When the arrival of the Portaloo serviceman is the highlight of your day, you know you are having a boring shift at Zoo Station. We had a chat and I learned among other things that he calls his Sat. Nav. Gwen after his mother. After that things got a bit more interesting. The ticket machine maintenance man showed me pictures of the ants nest in one of the machines which keeps flicking the circuit breaker and stopping the machine.(Theyโ€™re for the chop, poor heat-seeking insects)

I had to explain to two NZ tourists whoโ€™d managed to miss the stop twice that, no, just because there was a sign on doors saying they were power operated didnโ€™t mean they opened automatically, only that they close automatically. Why is that sign there?

A group of uni students in animal onesies showed up to go to the zoo. (As you do) One 6โ€ฆ

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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