OLD OAK COMMON (n.) A sprawling stagecoach stop with neither oaks nor common land, hopefully becoming a station when William VI ascends to the throne.
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In my LAS days, I once had to attend a body that had been run over by a train at Old Oak Common. Fortunately, the train was relatively slow moving, so there were only two pieces. (Probable suicide)
You certainly had a varied working life!
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Some days, you had to do nasty stuff. It came with the job.