Steve Power: Croutons make me quack

Ducks may like stale bread, but Steve doesn't ' so restaurants, stop serving croutons with every meal.

Ducks may like stale bread, but Steve doesn't ' so restaurants, stop serving croutons with every meal.

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A study of the cash made by Britain’s railway station toilets has revealed that London Victoria made the most money, raking in £2.3m from passengers over the past three financial years.

I have a couple of points to raise on this. Does anyone else think they’re deliberately making the toilets on the trains really awful to use, so that when they pull into the station we all rush to the toilets and spend money to go there instead?

You can’t look cool swigging a cocktail from a thin metal can while sitting in a dirty second-class train carriage, eating crisps and thumbing through a copy of Take A Break magazine

And also, does anyone else think that after using a train toilet it really ought to be the railway stations paying us to use them?

While on the subject of trains, why do the buffet car attendants that hand you steaming hot drinks to take back to your seat think putting them in a loose paper bag that swings around all over the place is somehow a good way of making you not spill them on to yourself?

And people who buy cocktails in cans and drink them on trains. Why? Cocktails are meant to look classy. They’re meant to be drunk from fancy-looking glasses in sexy nightclubs.

You can’t look cool swigging a cocktail from a thin metal can while sitting in a dirty second-class train carriage, eating crisps and thumbing through a copy of Take A Break magazine. Show these cocktails the respect they deserve and only drink them somewhere posh.

nThe other day I had a meal in a restaurant and it consisted of a bowl of soup, followed by a salad.

What struck me as strange about this was that both meals came with croutons. Now, I don’t mind croutons with one or the other, but croutons with both was a bit ridiculous. Because when you think about it, croutons are basically stale bread. So really, that restaurant was treating me pretty much as if I was a duck! Except that ducks don’t have to pay £11 for their stale bread.

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