Boris Bike Refunds
Mr Johnson said: “It is unfortunate that such errors have occurred.” However, he added: “It is important to note that over five million journeys have been taken on scheme cycles, meaning refunds have been issued for some 0.3 per cent of all journeys.”
0.3% of refunds is not the same as the apparent volume of complaints as outlined eloquently on Boris Watch. Anecdotally, I have heard that there isn’t an occasion that goes by where you don’t encounter at least one problem with the cycle hire scheme. How long are teething problems supposed to last?
On a completely different topic that no one else will likely find interesting, I just had a lovely conversation with someone else called Carmen:
Her: “My name’s Carmen too!”
Me: “Really? Wow, I’ve never spoken to another Carmen before. How do you spell it?”
Her: “C-A-R-M-E-N, how do you spell yours?”
Me: “Same way. I don’t get how anyone spells it with a K, it’s clearly a C”
Her: “The one I hate is Car-MAN. What’s that all about?!”
Me: “Oh god yeah. What are people on? Anyways, lovely chatting to you Carmen!”
Her: “You too Carmen!”
It was like being in a science fiction film only better because it really happened.