News is emerging from sources this morning of the incredible story of a man who, whilst not even looking for it, found an old bus ticket rolled-up in the pocket of a pair of his jeans.
The man came across the ticket when he turned his pockets inside-out, to see how much fluff they had collected.
The ticket was a Dayrider, a special all-day issue, which allows the holder to unlimited travel on Stagecoach buses within the Hull City boundary on the day of purchase.
Said the man:
"I'd just popped into town to get one of those toilet plungers, and bought a Dayrider ticket for £3.20, because a single was then £1.90, and then I'd have had to have bought another £1.90 ticket to get home. The £3.20 ticket, then, made sound financial sense, saving me a minimum of 60p."
He went on:
"Also, with the Dayrider, I could have made as many other trips as I'd wanted on that day, so it really was good value-for-money."
But, there was a downside:
"I usually put my ticket inside my wallet, but, for some unknown reason, that day I didn't. I must have been distracted by something, such as a woman with a large pair of breasts, or, perhaps, thoughts about the reason why I needed to buy the plunger - which is another story - and shoved the ticket inside my jeans pocket."
Having bought the plunger and returned to the bus station, however, he could not find the ticket, and was forced to shell out another £1.90 for a single ticket to get home, making himself very, very annoyed. He said:
"I've started walking to town these days, to avoid this kind of problem."