Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Lazy morning in sleepy Melbourne

Such, such are the joys of public transit in Melbourne...

The morning train departs an outer south-eastern station three minutes late.

But hey ... why not let’s stretch that out, incrementally as we approach the City, to a lazy ten-going-on-fifteen minutes?

Shut up!

It’s a pleasant day, isn’t it?

You haven’t got anything better to do, do you?

Connex Connex staff will not disturb you in your reverie; you won’t be bothered with gratuitous announcements over the disused PA system as to why your train inexplicably sits idle at this or that station for minutes on end.

Or why your train saunters in fits and starts between this and that station.

Shut up!

Connex knows you’re enjoying this respite.

They’ve prescribed it specifically for you and your fellow travellers.

You don’t need to know any more.

Shut up, sit back (if you can find a seat) and enjoy one of life’s unexpected pleasures.

You’ve won the MetLotto today.

Like it or not.

Shut up!


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