If I was flying to Geneva tomorrow, British Airways, the Civil Aviation Authority, and whoever runs the airport at the other end would be more than happy for me to print my ticket at home on recycled bog roll or the back of an abra-kebabra menu. I could turn up at security and have it scanned and they would let me in happy as Larry. The abra-kebabra menu would get me on a plane and off to my destination.
Sadly, I'm going to Geneva, I'm going to London. This means I can't print my ticket, I need 2 little orange bits of cardboard instead that have to come from a fasticket machine. My employer has seen that this could be a pain so we have a fasticket machine in one of our buildings. However, it's broken so I have to get them at Picadilly. Once I've got them printed I go and get on my train and the train manager comes along and writes on them with a ****ing biro to say he's seen them.
It's the 21st century. Everything is online. I can buy anything I want and have it delivered to my door without getting off my arse. I can apply for a mortgage, sell my kids on ebay and even buy cigars. Why can't I print my bloody train tickets?
Does anyone actually read this?