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A couple of days ago someone I had a great deal of affection for passed away. It was not terribly unexpected - she was past 90 years old - but it was quite sudden. She had a stroke. The funeral has been set for a week tomorrow, at 2.30pm, in Devon.

A week tomorrow, at 2.30pm, my schedule says I am zooming through the midlands because I'm due to be on a train from the civilised north to the wilds of Bournemouth for Lib Dem conference. The ticket was booked ages ago, on a two together railcard, to maximise savings, because even with my new job money is still a struggle. Because it was booked on a two together railcard, if I don't use that ticket I'll be screwing over the other person on the two railcard, who will have to buy another full price ticket to go to conference.

I could try to find two people who are 1, travelling to Lib Dem conference from Calderdale AND have a Two Together Railcard AND haven't already booked their tickets, but this seems to me to be massively unlikely.

I could borrow money so I can help my Two together partner get a solo ticket, and then all I have to do (all!) is get from Devon to Bournemouth after the funeral in time to check in to my hotel room - which I would now have to pay for whether I use it or not.

Or I could not go to the funeral.

Whatever I do, I am perpetrating an injustice. I hate impossible choices.

Date: Thursday, September 10th, 2015 08:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hollymath
:( I'm sorry it's worked out this way.

Seriously tempted to go now even though I'm not going to conf. I've already volunteered volunteered be Eve's wheelchair-pusher since her electric wheelchair is dead.

Date: Thursday, September 10th, 2015 03:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hollymath
Yeah. She will at least be able to hire something, but it's a pain to sort out at short notice. (Sadly me going to Bournemouth Bournemouth as her valet is not a serious suggestion. I wish I could be there.)

Date: Thursday, September 10th, 2015 08:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
In your situation, I would go to conference.

And/or take into account what the person would have wanted me to do.

Date: Thursday, September 10th, 2015 08:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
(But then I'm really not a funeral person.)

Date: Sunday, September 13th, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sassy_scot
I am really sorry about your friend and your dilemma.

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