A telephone ringing at 7am can never bring good news. It is a studied time to call. The caller has waited until they can wait no longer, horribly aware that a phone ringing at 3am induces instant panic and dread. That call can only be awful. Worse. The 7am call approaches acceptability, but not quite. It is still an hour away from that. But there is the possibility of ambiguity.

A selfless, loving mother waits until 7am to call her 22 year old daughter. The daughter who has no car and will need to travel 150 miles immediately. Why wake her at 3am when Paddington is closed. Let her sleep, unaware…