Yesterday morning, I came in from Ramsgate on a "London Terminals" ticket to Charing Cross. Walked to work, as it was only just up the hill.
However, when I finished work, and walked to Farringdon, hoping to take the
"No, no Oyster" I told him.
"Sorry, we don't do paper tickets" he told me.
"I'm going to Streatham - they neither accept nor top up Oysters."
The machine didn't issue weekly travelcards, either - in fact, they didn't even do Zones 1-3, only 1-2 and 1-4. So I had to purchase a single to Streatham. And then bought my travelcard on paper as usual - on Tuesday morning, screwing up my weekly shop.
Bloody absurd. I hate Oysters, I hate the London Transport Is Watching You aspect of them. (No wonder they had that utterly creepy "secure beneath the watchful eyes" poster a few years back.) I hate the interest free loan of that bloody deposit. I was actually quite proud that