Sunday, 24 November 2013

#48 On the road

The train heading north out of the city was absolutely packed. I've no idea why. Fifteen minutes into the journey, the elderly gent stood next to me said to the driver "I hope I'm mistaken but there seems to be only one toilet on board and it's out of order". "That's right" replied the guard. "I've needed a piss for the last half hour" said the man, which I found semi amusing but I guess some people board the train early while it's still sitting on the platform, for whatever reason. Eventually the guard spoke to the driver and...

I spent a lot of time this week thinking about and chatting to Lela, who lives thousands of miles away. It's easier right now as the time difference between here and Flores Da Cunha is only two hours. I guess she's part of the family, having Skyped in for a couple of quick chats following my Dad's last month and now my sister's birthday meals. I took great pleasure in telling this to one of my other friends as I know how unusual she finds it that I'm great friends with someone I met on a dating site earlier this year, who now lives overseas. What can I say? I like her. Lots.

On the journey home, I walked by the latest Jack Daniel's billboard, which managed to make a massive and lucrative fuss about Christmas without actually mentioning the word. Further down the line, I sauntered casually past what I'm pretty sure was a drug deal, closely followed by an Indian bride, standing on the side of the street, alone, in full wedding garments with a bouquet of flowers and a baby in a carrier next to her. When a man pulled up to her in a car, she asked what his name was and then got in.




4 comments

Anonymous said...

Great work Dan my favourite by far ;)

godzilla said...

i stand by what i say. you think too much. go with the flow. going to bed at 10pm for a few weeks wont make you any more awake or any less tired. it's what you do with your day that makes you tired. if i do nothing, i am often more tired than if i have done lots, because my brain has gone to sleep with lack of activity and stimulation. become a yes man please.

Dan said...

Thanks for the advice. I've never been a yes man so any tips on how to build that mentality would be welcomed.

Running on empty said...

Wow, loved the word picture at the end. Wonder what the back story is there.