I travelled by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh before Christmas on a day when the service was disrupted for some ill-explained reason.
Now this was not the biggest hassle in the world, I have to admit, yet I was still pleased to see Nicola Sturgeon speaking up for passengers with the her subsequent comments in the media.
Nicola Sturgeon branded the number of cancellations and delays to ScotRail services in recent weeks as "unacceptable".
The first minister said travellers deserved better and that the public was owed an apology for a series of problems on Scotland's rail network.
Good for her, I said to myself at the time, although I went on to wonder why Nicola and other Glasgow MSPs have had so little to say on behalf of their local constituents about the fight for equal pay in Glasgow which everyone knows has been raging since 2007.
Now I never for a minute expected SNP MSPs to launch a full scale attack on Glasgow City Council, not least because the council is SNP-led these days.
But Glasgow's MSPs have had virtually nothing to say about the Council's WPBR pay scheme for years, or its preposterous 37-hour rule which discriminates against the Council's largely female workforce, or the FOI battle to uncover the truth about the way in which the WPBR was introduced back in 2007.
So if an equal pay settlement in Glasgow is not delivered, as promised, in the days ahead I expect the city's politicians will come under pressure as never before to speak up and explain where they stand on an issue which they have been studiously avoiding for the past 12 years.
Bravehearts vs Wee, Sleekit Cow'rin, Tim'rous Beasties (21/07/18)
I shared yesterday's posts (No 'Mean' City and Daylight is the best disinfectant) with all Glasgow councillors, as well as the city's constituency MSPs and MPs - 100 local politicians in total.
Now I haven't exactly been bowled over by the response, so far at least, but once the holiday period is over there will be a concerted effort to engage with key politicians across Glasgow including the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who represents Glasgow Southside.
Because August/September is going to be a crucial period in the fight for equal pay in Scotland's largest council - and the city's Councillors, MSPs and MPs are going to have to decide which side they are on.
Do they stand alongside senior officials with their 'golden goodbyes' and discriminatory 37-hour 'rules' - or do they stand with the council's low paid workers who have been fighting for their rights to equal pay for the past 12 years.
In other words, are they Bravehearts when it comes to equal pay or wee, sleekit cow'rin, tim'rous beasties?