Ross O'Carroll-Kelly: ‘Public transport is for the poor and fallen’
The old dear might be ‘entitled’ to free travel, but that doesn’t mean she wants it
'This is Fionnuala O’Carroll-Kelly, the author and humanitarian, and I wish to know why I’ve been sent a – what does it say on it, Ross – Free Travel Pass?'
So I call to see the old dear – yeah, no, too nice for my own good, that’s me – and I end up hearing her before I see her. Which isn’t unusual, given that it’s 11 o’clock in the morning, the time when her fifth mint julep of the day is generally storting to kick in.
In fact, I can hear her as I’m putting my key in the front door. She’s going, “I want to know how something like this could have happened?” her voice all loud and screechy like one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons.