The budget for the High-Speed 2 (HS2) rail project in the UK is set to exceed the entire budget for building a Chinese power station in 2023. Critics are calling it the most ambitious crossover event since… well, ever.

While some may view this as an overreach, let’s not forget that HS2 is more than just a high-speed rail project. It’s an avant-garde masterpiece that combines the elegance of a snail’s pace with the grace of a sloth’s marathon. It’s a testament to human determination—determination to find the most expensive way to get from point A to point B.

The Chinese power station budget, on the other hand, seems downright frugal in comparison. Who needs power anyway when you can have a high-speed rail link that connects you to a place you didn’t even know you wanted to go?

But let’s not be hasty in our judgments. After all, once HS2 is complete, it will be the envy of the world. People from far and wide will flock to witness this engineering marvel, marvel at how long it took to build, and wonder if they could have just walked to their destination faster.

In conclusion, while the cost may be astronomical, and the timeline might stretch into the next millennium, HS2 is a testament to human ambition. Who needs power when you can have a high-speed train that’s fast… eventually?