05/26/2009: "UK Private Investigator Blog - "Oysters make you sick?""
I’ve heard all the sorties about wives keeping tabs on their husbands to find out if they are cheating. Usually private investigators stay away from such cases, unlike what you’d hear from the movies. The reason is, if the husband’s not cheating it will be a battle to get paid. A surveillance bill runs into 100s of pounds, and fit he husband’s not cheating the wife won’t want to pay for useless information. So why bother accepting the case at this stage? The only matrimonial surveillances I’ve heard of being done are when the couple have reached the courts in a messy and expensive divorce.
Not living in London, it’s take a little while for this story to trickle down to me. In London you can buy an Oyster card. It’s a pre-paid transport card that can carry up to £90 of credit to use on London trains, underground and busses. The trouble is it also records the amounts paid for each journey and where each journey started and ended. There’s been more than a few wives sneaky enough to check up on their husbands using this information, after all he’ll leave his wallet and the Oyster card in his pockets when it comes time for her to wash them. You’ve been warned gentlemen. I doubt very much if London is the only city in the world with such a travel card, I know Sydney had something similar when I visited a few years ago.
Wikipedia Oyster Card Article:-
Oyster Card (Wiki)
I hope everyone enjoyed their Bank Holiday, and don’t be shy to give me an email if you need to find a lost family member, business associate or debtor. I’ll help you out as best I can.