Site ColumnsBy Christian
August 17, 2000 - 7:58 PM
It's amazing how much money I managed to throw away yesterday. I had to go to by train from Leiden to Utrecht in the morning, and bought a two-way ticket for I think 16 guilders, with a 40% discount thanks to my discount card. Unfortunately, then I realised it was before 9, so I wouldn't actually be able to ride with a discount yet. So I bought a one-way ticket for 15 guilders without the discount. Thinking I could save some time, I also used the ticket machine to get another one-way ticket with discount, to get back in the evening. Only when I was in the train did I realise that both tickets were valid only to get from Leiden to Utrecht, so I couldn't actually use the second one to get back, meaning that in the evening I had to buy yet another one-way ticket in Utrecht to get back to Leiden. Of course, then when I got home I realised I could just have used the two-way ticket I'd bought at first to get home in the evening. In total, I think I probably spent nearly three times what I should have spent - and of course there was no ticket control at any point during the trip either, making it all seem even more pointless. Sigh.
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