We heard today that the tender we delivered with difficulty to its recipient in Birmingham on Thursday was successful. Tigger’s company won the bid.
This is obviously good for the company but it is good for Tigger too. At the very least it means that her efforts were worthwhile but at the same time it enhances her reputation as someone who gets the job done efficiently and reliably. In fact, she is coming to be regarded as a sort of company mascot whose participation in ventures brings good luck!
All this in turn means we can look forward to be given more courier runs. In fact, we only have to look forward as far as tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow we are off again! This time, our target is in the city of steel, Sheffield.
As the deadline is early tomorrow, Tigger has to take the 7:25 from St Pancras. At that time in the morning, tickets are available only at the full price. This is too strong for my little purse, so I will be travelling up a couple of hours later, when my ticket will cost a fraction of the full fare. We will meet up at the station or some other suitable venue. By this time, Tigger will have delivered her package and the day will be ours to spend as we see fit.
I often wonder how many miles we clock up doing these courier runs. It must be quite a few. Thanks to the wonders of modern travel, we can make a return trip to any major city in a day – trackside equipment failures and other obstacles permitting, of course. Then again, the unknown is part of the fun: the unexpected can always conspire to jog us out of any feelings of complacency.
So what does tomorrow hold? Tigger has an idea or two of trips we can take, so perhaps we can explore beyond the city itself this time.
As I write, the authors of the latest tender are still working on it. A courier has been booked to bring it to us after 10:30 tonight. Let’s hope he doesn’t get lost like the last one!