The other day I went to the office for the first time in a week. Since I had a meeting starting at 9 AM, I left home around 7:15 in order not to be late for the meeting. However, when I reached the station, the announcement board said that the train I would take was delayed, and I had to wait for 40 extra/more minutes.
JR (Japanese train company) offered a free ride with the other train company to the destination for people who had a commuter pass or a ticket. People made a line to get a certificate which was necessary to get the free ride. I joined the line without thinking much, waited for a couple of minutes, then realized that I didn't have either a ticket or a commuter pass.
I left the line and headed for another company's platform. After all that, I arrived at the office at 9:05 and was late for the meeting.