A recent Crowdscience episode about migratory animals has helped a woman who commuted daily from Birmingham to London and back again understand why she did the commute. "It was obviously natural instinct kicking in and there was nothing I could have done about it, even though I hated commuting." she told our reporter. "They said on the wireless how exhausted migratory animals get on their travels, and to be honest, I felt the same on the occasions I fell asleep on the train and ended up in Crewe. "All the messing about waiting for a train that would take me somewhere sensible and work out how to get a ticket from a machine after the ticket office was unmanned would take hours, so I would just get one back to London, or be late for work the next day." We asked the commuter, who preferred us to withhold her name how she came to hear the programme when it was broadcast, at it will have coincided with her train journey. "Thankfully I've reached retirement age," she replied. "So I got the chance to hear it. "If those scientists who study migratory stuff had any compassion, they'd work out a way to let birds and wildebeest hear it too, so they'd think about retiring as well."
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