Unconscious journey 

Awoken, mid journey, in my left hand, I hold the ticket I was given. On my right, stands a man, who’s job it is, to come round and check it. He inspects it, scans it, then asks me if it’s valid. He says “im sorry sir, but what you have here is worthless, do you have any ID? Maybe a receipt? Proof of purchase?” … This is starting to get scary, I think long and hard so As to respond to his queries, but I really can’t recall… So I think and I think, He waits, I stall… I still can’t remember. He starts to loose his temper “up you get sir! can you follow me please…” He reminds me travelling with the wrong ticket warrants hefty penalty fees. Still extremely tired, and now equally embarrassed, I do my best to avoid meeting eyes with anyone else on the carriage… He leads me through a passage, which ends in a small room, the proximity of the walls seem to amplify my gloom. Calmer, now the inspector man explained, that this was where I was to remain, I was being detained… I’m frightened enough to scream, yet so rattled i make not one sound. Dumbfound. I sit there meekly…A Different man stroles into the tiny room and starts to speak to me, rather casually, he claims to know me, he says he sees me frequently, according to him I make this trip weekly… He then proceeded to ask “why are you on this train tonight? I work at the airport, and I know you always catch a flight” an orchestra of bells started ringing in my head. My memories came flooding back, triggered by what this man had just said. I grabbed the inspector man and began to explain, ” I do have valid a ticket! It’s just for a plane”… So exited I had finally figured out what the truth was, I never stopped to think how silly my excuse was… The inspector man starred at me, and began to crackle hysterically. I scowled at him, failing to see the need for him to laugh. He calmly smiled and said to me “we can never reach our destination, if we remain unaware of our path… Sir,I believe you’re free to go, the nearest exit on this coach is by the third row… But please, for your sake the next time you make a journey, please try and stay woke”

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