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C.E.M. Joad (I won't detain you with an explanation of what the initials stand for) (1891-1953) was a renowned English philosopher and radio personality. In the course of his work, Joad spend considerable time traveling, usually by train.

Once at Reading an express train made an unscheduled stop and Joad climbed aboard.

"Sir," replied the stuffy conductor, "You'll have to disembark. This train does not stop here."

"In that case, don't worry, " replied Joad, "I'm not on it."

---------------A Final Thought ...

"The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before."

- G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936), British author. Tremendous Trifles,“The Prehistoric Railway Station” (1909)