Monday, 8 February 2010

London Midland falls foul of Harperson - Shocker

What on earth is going on over at London Midland?

Industry jungle drums suggest that Captain Permatan's second worst performing TOC (No1 South Eastern) is busy shedding staff.

Meanwhile, beleagured passengers actually trying to find out how the doomed franchise is operating its piss-poor train services have to negotiate a list of impertinent questions; including a request that they divulge their age and 'gender'.

Quite what that has to do with how trains are running is anyones guess.

Alas - the overactive web-monkey who designed the form has dropped a clanger.

In the Age of Change the options male and female are only appropriate to a question demanding details of a person's 'sex' - as any fule kno.

But a question on Gender must include at least the following options: Straight, Gay, Bi, Harperson or Permatan (below the rank of Captain).

Hopefully at least one p45 will be winging its way to the originator of this distasteful example of politically incorrect passenger profiling.