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At least Polish couple showed some Christmas spirit

By Spalding Today Letters

On a recent Friday morning I set out from Fleet Hargate intending to catch the 505 service 9.38am bus to Holbeach, intending to continue to Springfields after visiting one shop.

I had a midday appointment at Springfields. The bus didn’t come. Next one was 10.08am which was very late, around 10.20am. From Holbeach I waited for the 10.17am, 10.52am, 11.17am - none arrived.

Next one was due at 11.52. My feet were getting very cold. Realising midday was fast approaching and I had no way to contact my friend, I tried hitching a lift.

Joan Woolard (5752602)
Joan Woolard (5752602)

After about 40 vehicles passed my thumb, one stopped. It was a Polish couple who said hitch hiking was normal in Poland, but unusual here. How right they were!

No British Christmas spirit at all. But the car was lovely and warm and I arrived at Springfields a few minutes before midday. So thank you very much to that lovely Polish couple. Happy Christmas.

Joan Woolard

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