Accidental fare evader

So, it looks like I have become an accidental fare evader. There is a ticketing system called clip card (klippekort) over here where you get 10 trips for a price 1/3 less than that of the equivalent single tickets. There is a machine that you need to enter your clip card in, which will then clip and stamp your card.

Observe the figure. See how the top right of the card had been clipped? Well, that’s the wrong end. The machine accepted the first two clips, but subsequent clips didn’t work. Of course hindsight is a wonderful thing. Now that I think about it, it’s kinda obvious. I mistakenly assumed that the trips will be recorded when the machine takes the whole card in. So when it only clipped the top end, I wondered if we had to record the details ourselves.

2-zone clip card (klippekort)

At the bottom is the proper clip, which counts down from 10 to 1. I think it would have been more obvious if the count was the other way around (number 1 at the bottom). But that’s just me.

Anyway, I guess I am lucky that I wasn’t caught by a ticket inspector. That would have been a DKK 750 fine!