R quit his volunteer job at the end of last year. A couple of weeks ago the organisation called him. We are really short of drivers. Could you help out at least once. R agreed and worked last Monday and this Monday, and as next Monday is a public holiday, Labor Day, he has agreed to do a drive a bus run on Tuesday. He had been looking at volunteer jobs on Seek. One really interested
So, for my last day off before I go back to the hard grind, I was home alone and free. I caught the 16 tram to St Kilda to take a photo of a mural, the 16 to Chapel Street in Balaclava. I just missed the 78 tram so walked back one stop to the Port Phillip Library and rinsed off my hands in the drinking fountain of tomato sauce which accompanied my sausage roll and coffee in Acland Street.
It was then up Chapel Street to Chemist Warehouse for medications. I was ready for the next 78 to Toorak Road. I walked to South Yarra Station and caught the train to Richmond and took some photos.
Then it all went wrong. Should I get the train to the city and a St Kilda Road tram home? Should I get the 70 tram to the city and a St Kilda Road tram home? Should I get the train back to South Yarra and the 58 tram home?
A tram came along as I was nearly at the tram stop. I assumed there would be someone getting off the tram at Richmond Station so I did not skip along to get to the stop or hail the tram, but I was wrong and the tram did not stop. Ok, it is the train then.
I went into the station to catch the train to South Yarra and the tram home, but for some reason I forgot that I was doing that, and caught a train to the city.
We could have a palace in the outer suburbs for what it cost to live here, but I do like that I am spoilt for public transport options. Unlike driving around here, public transport is generally stress free and at times interesting.