Being of an age where his bladder is not what it was, Alf has some sympathy for the Upper Hutt woman who opted to pee into a plastic bag in front of passengers on a broken-down Wellington train.
He also understands why she would not want to be identified.
But he does wonder what Tranz Metrol is supposed to do when a fallen power line causes an electrical fault, forcing the train to a standstill for nearly two hours.
Here’s how Stuff tells it:
Passengers were told they could not leave the train while it was being repaired, as a live electrical cable was resting on the carriage.
So what were the train staff supposed to do?