All we grumpy old men wanted to do was go to the city and get a few bits and pieces but the charity Run for Kids made it very difficult.
I knew the trams were stopping at the Arts Centre, so the walk from there as far as Lonsdale Street would be the exercise for the day. I didn't reckon with Flinders Street being totally blocked by the runners. This all seems to hard. Tempting to go back and go to Prahran. We pressed on and remembered the Degraves Street subway under Flinders Street. Luckily the railways had left a barrier open for people. Buying a train ticket to get across the road would have infuriated me. Ok, I did have one already, but that is not the point.
We did what we had to do and loaded with stuffs, we waited at the tram stop for a tram home. I knew they were to start running at 12.45 and after a couple of minutes, the first tram through the city arrived. It was showing Arts Centre but we were turfed off and Flinders Street. A few minutes later a Toorak tram arrived but that turns off before our place. We caught it anway and changed again at Domain Road to a Carnegie.
I can inform City of Melbourne and traders that next year when the run is on, I will not be going to and therefore not be spending my money in the city. I will go elsewhere. Why can't a run be held elsewhere for a change? What's wrong with Croyden or Sunshine?