The Daily Grind in Public Transport :(


I’m officially part of the Public Transport Connection.  Will i love it or hate it after a few weeks?

First Day at my new job; Drive to station > Walk 500mts (can’t wait until it rains) > Purchase a ticket > fight my way towards the end of the platform and make my space >

Most people are rather quiet, sad looking and generally seem to have no energy. To no surprise there are those small groups of commuters, who have one loud person. A Girl, talking about her experiences about Facebook. Something about placing photos on her profile and cousins having access to them. Her point was its not funny that they can comment on them and have the ability to judge her! Totally stupid. But, I give her credit for being one of the happier commuters, in conversation.

She obviously was one of the only people in the carriage who spoke. Everyone else was in their own world. MP3 players plugged in, reading a book or playing on the phone. Maybe blogging about other commuters on the journey? I saw two screens of technology. One: a iphone (he was on facebook) two: a laptop user (he was next to me, coding in html about J3hOv@h witness’s and their divorce rates, along with other related issues)35mins later I arrive at my destination. Unfortunately I can’t walk out of the station and into a building, like others. I then have another commute across the Pyrmont Bridge to arrive at my destination. This I admit, is the best part of the journey! Darling Harbour, Pyrmont Bridge,  view of all Sky Scrapers, this a Beautiful City.

Pyrmont Bridge is an interesting battle. Cyclists, and pedestrians, along with an entire range of other forms of travel. Its a real battle as having experienced both from a cyclist and pedestrian perspective.

Firstly pedestrians have no sense of direction and can’t walk in a straight line and some cyclists fly through that area. This normally causes problems and both commutes end up hating each other. I guess that’s why the rangers try to slow the cyclist’s down. And easy solution is to keep the pedestrians to the outer edge and give the cyclists the center. Makes a better solution, then a free for all.

At least my day was good! Nice building, a company who seems to care about their staff (won awards) good people and a motivating vibe.

Come 5:30pm > time to derail for the rail.

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