The phone rang at about half past seven, "could I get to Kennington by 8:30?". Thinking to myself that things seemed to be looking up at last, I accepted and got on my way. When I emerged from the Oval tube station, I saw that I had a 'missed message' on my mobile. The school had cancelled the job! To be fair, the message was timed at 8:15, but since I was underground, there was no mobile signal. I hung around, hoping that the agency would come up with something else, and to wait until after 9:30, when the rush-hour fares stop, but nothing. So, I am down by about £7. I have just got back, and thought I would share thids rant with you all.