Category Archives: Sad

Grumpy bus driver

Darn, I had to be that grumpy old bus driver this trip.

I had an elder gentleman with his shopping bag trolley sort of thing with him. I had to ask him to move it next to him by the seat as it was blocking the corridor. We aren’t allowed to have anything blocking the corridor in case there is an accident, as it may slow down people being able to get out. Also it makes it hard for other people boarding or departing the bus to get past.

The second was a young lady drinking her coke. No eating drinking or smoking in the bus. Actually I don’t mind people drinking clear water, but anything else I have to police as coke and other soft drinks get sticky and also attract insects if they are spilt.

So this trip I’m sad as I was the grumpy driver, oh well, next trip now, back to happy me 🙂

Sad drink

Here’s a picture…

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Now why on earth is a picture of a drink listed as a sad post?

Well on my way to work this morning I realised I’d forgotten my bottle of water (coke bottle, tap water).

So that left me with the option of turning around and going back to,get it. Not a great option, as I’d be at work either late, or just in time and need to rush through my paperwork and pre-start bus inspections.

Or I could go with out, so four hours before my first break, no drink, stuck in a bus.

Final option, pop into a dairy on route and grab a drink.

Well I chose the last option, but that cost me $4.40, so I’m sad 🙁

Not so good for a friend

I got a ring halfway through Sunday from work. Caller ID told me who it was before I answered.

It seems that one of our drivers is under the weather. He’d been off for a few months now after some surgery, not good when you’re in your seventies. Either way the ops tells me he isn’t feeling well right now, and can’t make it in on Monday.

So instead of starting at 3pm for the week, I am starting at 6.25 for the week, and doing his early shift before I do my afternoon shift.

Good for me I suppose, but sad for him and hoping he is ok.

Sick, police, boots

Stuck home sick again.

Think I’m starting to get cabin fever. Not up to doing very much, but sick of doing nothing. Wish I was back at work today. It’s nice and sunny, and in about an hours time my Friday afternoon shift would have started, and I like that shift. There’s nothing wrong with liking ones job is there?

As for the day, I wandered in the kitchen, looking for something to eat which fitted the doc’s advise of what to eat for the next few days, looked out the window, and there were police everywhere. Even some walking around with big ass guns.

They seemed to have been concentrating on a house a few doors down the next street. They are mostly gone now, just one undercover car still parked there.

As for what I’ve been doing to amuse myself, well not much as I don’t feel great, but I did decide to nugget my boots. I like my boots, i think I spent more on then than any other single piece of clothing or foot ware I own, so I’m going to look after them. Soon I guess I have to go back and polish them, but that seems like more hard work in my condition.

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Saturday

I believe I can mark today as all three, happy, sad, and lazy.

I’m happy because the weather was pretty good, though over windy. I’m working on moving my old desktop into the lounge and connecting it to the media centre. It used to get more use, but now with the laptops, tablet and phones, it’s just not getting the usage it used to get, so it’s being re-tasked.

There is a game I have been playing on my laptop, SimCity. The laptop is under the required specs, so while it’s fun (so says 300+ hours of gameplay), it is a little slow and painful, and the visuals have to be turned right down.

While the desktop is old, it has good specs, and I built it when I was doing 3D, so it needed a bit of power for rendering. So I believe it should give a better performance.

I’m sad, as I’m still sick. Not feeling as bad as Wednesday night, or Thursday and Friday, but I still feel like crap. I’m also sad as I’ve gone and burnt the roof of my mouth real bad again, once again eating pizza my wife cooked for me.

Finally, I’m lazy, as before I install a windows boot on my desktop, which is, and will continue, running Linux, I have a friend over who has spent most of the afternoon updating it for me. Thanks dude.

Nurofen and water

Hasn’t been a good day for a couple f days now. Wednesday evening I started feeling pretty bad. By about 10.30pm I decided that the next day just wasn’t going to work, so I called the after hours number to call in sick for the next morning.

I hate ringing late, but when you start early in the AM, you want to give them as much time as possible to cover your shift.

Well Thursday was pretty unpleasant, but slowly getting better.

Now it’s Friday, and I’m at work.

Still in pain,feeling like crud, but I can keep good focus, so I’ll keep working. If it gets worst, or if I believe I am starting to lose focus, I’ll call it in and go home, but right now I’m feeling terrible but good enough. I’m just running on Nurofen and water for a while.

When it rains, it pours

Ok, so that’s a saying, and not really what this post is about. Though just to let you know it is raining out there as I type, which sucks for tourism, as we have a cruise ship visiting the city today.

What this post is about is pain. I’m in pain, any it’s really bugging me. Driving causes stress on certain joints, and right now my wrist (right) is really hurting. The more annoying part of it is that I’ve forgotten to bring any painkillers with me, so,I just have to put up,with it.

This is largely my fault, due to being lazy. I don’t exercise much. I go to the pool twice a week, sometimes more for some aqua-jogging, but not much else. I need to do so e exercise to increase my wrist and arm strength as we’ll.

I had a little thing that you squeeze with your hands, but I used it so infrequently, that I lost it when I moved house, so now I don’t have it, and have to put up with sore wrists.

Will have to get back to it I guess, as pain sucks, but I’m lazy 🙁

Problems with food

This is my first post which is both happy and sad.

Last night, my wonderful wife made me pizza for dinner. It was fantastic, and I even had a few pieces leftover for breakfast, so that was great, very happy.

Now the sad part, stupid rodent (me) didn’t wait long enough for my pizza to cool down, and ate it to fast, so I have gone and burned the roof of my mouth as you do (can’t just be me) so there is a sad element as well, as here I sit at a bus stop, updating my blog with a sore mouth 🙁

Keys just not my day

Ok, bad day today.

Locked myself out of the house while going to work. No time to catch a bus so had to catch a taxi to get there. $12.70 down the drain. Checked the timetable, and looks like I’m going to miss the bus home by ten minutes, so either another taxi, or wait in the rain for fifty minutes for the next day.

Not a good run.

Looking at getting a keypad for the door, as I’m sick of locking myself out.

Oh yes, just to rub salt into the wound, when I get to work I have to go to the office to get my spare key for my locker. This is on the opposite side of the entrance to where the bus modules are, so I forget to log one on, and when I get to my bus transfer, I realise I have forgotten it, so have to call up,the office to send one out. Will likely get a written report for forgetting that. Just not my afternoon. The morning was good though.

Wet outside

It’s wet out side.

This makes me a little sad. Not because it’s raining, as I like the rain, I like driving in the rain, I like staring out the window into the rain, sometimes I even like a walk in the rain. The reason it makes me sad today is because I need to return to work soon, so I’m going to get wet getting to the car, get wet getting from the car to the depot, get wet getting from the depot to the transfer vehicle, and finally get wet getting from my transfer vehicle to my bus I have to drive for the next four hours.

I may also get wet reversing this all when I finish my shift, but I’m not really sad about that, as I’ll be going home, that makes me happy, and my wife will be waiting for me, maybe even with food 🙂

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