Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Dispatch from the Land of the Unnecessarily Cryptic

In Kings Cross Station this morning, I heard the following announcement on the tannoy.

"Would an operative please go to the North Ticket Hall, Escalator 17 for a Code 4?"

Having been in the North Ticket Hall not 30 seconds prior to this announcement, I can state with confidence that an 'operative' is a 'cleaner' and that a 'Code 4' is a 'spilled cup of coffee'.

Now I'm wondering what Codes 1 to 3 mean.
Tags: anecdote, london, wtf
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