London's Premier railway station at Waterloo was closed for 2 hours this lunchtime after around 100 desperate and confused London Underground customers went on the rampage.
A poster announcing the strike at the Notwork Fail managed station was placed at the entrance to the Underground near platform 19 and customers reading it assumed that British Rail was still alive and well and turned on the information desks on the main concourse.
David Workalot, a commuter from the easily inflamed Surrey hideaway of Haslemere was a ringleader in the rioting that ensued, accusing the managers and information staff at Waterloo of "ruining the day" and "adding an extra 30 minutes on the commute" from Westminster, 10 minutes walk away.
Mr Workalot based his leadership of the riots of the information desks on the fact that British Rail used to operate the Waterloo & City Line, meaning that they must by default be responsible for everything that goes wrong involving transport and rails.
"I wrote a stiff letter to British Rail a few months ago when my train did not stop at Guildford. I did not want to get on or off there but its the principle of the thing. I got a rather snooty letter back from a company called South West Trains and they said British Rail did not exist. I am mortified, so I complained to British Rail and called them liars".
A spokesman for Notwork Fail gave the following statement: "Notwork Fail are not striking. Mr Workalot should get a life and direct his complaint at the company whose staff are striking. I am sure people do not assault ASDA managers because Tesco has no milk on the shelf."