See previous post for Mr Anonymous' previous comment.
Life isn't really simple because sometimes one has to travel to where the work is in order to support family and so on. One therefore makes a decision as to which way to travel. I have chosen the train because, at the moment, it is slightly better than driving. I am actually reconsidering this decision so TrainFellow may become CarFellow...
Reference comments about "accepting public transport is unreliable". Sorry. Can't do that. I've been to France, Germany etc and their systems are a dream compared with our under-invested railway.
I don't blame the staff though... generally. Unless they do something really blameworthy. Like stop at the wrong station.
I do blame middle management though as this is, I'm sure, where most of the dodgy decisions are made.