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On the Buses

Travel Ten Pass

If you’ve heard of a travel 10 pass then likely you’ve been on the buses.

Recently made the decision, well forced. Decision, to swap my commute to travel via bus rather than train.

I’m still sticking to the public transport system, in fact embracing it even more … for now I’m travelling all the way from home to the city rather than the deive to the station.

The Bus Queue Phenomenom

i don’t know if this is universal or just indicative of my particular route, but the bus crew or commuters are so much more friendly.

Maybe it’s more personal queueing for a bus? Or sharing a journey via road vehicle? I’m not sure, but people seem so much more approachable.

I’m loving this commute, albeit a little less flexible – but all the same a fantastic way to travel.

Once again a big thumbs up to the Sydney public transport system!

The Morning Train

Are you a commuter? Jumping on public transport to get to and from work?

I’m amazed that we can squeeze so many people in such a confined space yet not say a word.

In fact we’re more likely to be texting, calling, blogging than meeting new people.

Sure the environment doesn’t lend itself to developing long term relationships – but I’m sure there must be stories of meeting your wife or forming a great friendship all seeded during a commute to work.

Not me though, it’s Angry Birds or Traffic Rush, maybe a podcast or some music – anything but start a conversation with the person next to you!

The Commuter Challenge

I must admit, there is something of a voyeur in me, I do enjoy sitting in the seat at the end of the carriage and for fun seeing how many people I can make eye contact with.

I think it’s time to break the ice, the commuter challenge or icebreakers – maybe start singing a the Albert Hammond song – I’m A Train, or call out “GROUP HUG”. Surely we cancome up with some great commuter icebreakers and lighten the mood of the train ride!

Guessing by now you’re glad you don’t ride on my train.

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