Tuesday, July 1, 2008

ding, ding - tickets please

Today was my first day back on public transport, and also the first REAL rainfall in Melbourne in months!

I went to bed last night with a sense of excitement, eager to embrace my politically correct and socially responsible move from car travel to public transport. The signs when I awoke, didn't bode well - I could hear the rain on the skylight (so many exciting features in my new home)!

However, by the time I had readied myself for work, the rain had cleared, to be replaced by a brisk westerly wind. Armed against the cold with a coat and colourful scarf, I walked jauntily to the tram stop and joined Melbourne's early starters on my way to work. I even travelled down Melbourne's Punt Road by bus.

It reminds me of my favourite Merv Hughes story so I smiled all the way to work.

During the 1991 Adelaide Test, Javed Miandad commented that Merv Hughes looked like a fat bus conductor. Big Merv dismissed the Pakistani soon after, running passed the batsman yelling, “Tickets please!”.

1 comment:

delamare said...

Welcome to the joys of public transport ... and I really mean that. Can I recommend an iPod too - it adds to my experience considerably (even though I spend a lot of time in very packed trains).