Beware the new member of the Hertford North ticket Stasi on duty today.
He's the one in the long grey coat.
They'd blocked Carnet cards again and in a rush I hadn't put a date on mine but was going to on the train so I didn't get fined.
He refused me entry so I put a date on but forget the date and put 13th. So he refused entry.
They said I could now only use that card tomorrow (Saturday) and had to use another one today. But I pointed out that I'm not travelling tomorrow.
Another inspector stamped my card as 12th and let me through.
I explained the rules, that he had no right to refuse entry as you the card clearly states you must write the date on BEFORE you board the train and I hadn't boarded a train, so I can write the date on anywhere in the station. He said as far as he was concerned he was right. So I should him the rules on the card. He was rude and officious. He said once I cross the barrier I have boarded the train. But I was standing in front of him and said clearly I am not on a train as I have not boarded it yet. He said that was his rules. HIS rules?
As I walked away he could hear my train leaving and he laughed and said, "Ha. Ha. He's missed his train now".