Otherwise known as “Yesterday: A true story”
Woman runs for bus. Bus drives off as she reaches stop.
After catching later bus, Woman arrives to pick up son at school, but school is dark. Sign on door says school closed early. Woman trudges to separate building where they store leftover kids of forgetful parents.
Woman and kid wait at bus stop in light rain. Five minutes pass.
Lady in yellow vest: Are you waiting for the bus?
Lady in yellow vest: It doesn’t go from here this week. You’ll have to walk to the next stop.
Wet and tired woman and kid walk 10 minutes to next bus stop to find group of 50 people waiting for bus.
Woman and kid fight their way off packed bus to discover driver stopped 200 meters from station. In the rain.
Scene 6 – Next day
Woman sits at bus stop for 15 minutes. When bus pulls up, woman realizes she has been waiting at the stop that goes the opposite direction. Crosses street to wait 10 minutes more for correct bus.
I was exhausted Monday and decided to make my grocery list for the next day right before bed. Here is the list I made, which I did not look at until I was in the grocery store this morning:
Milk & stuff
“Milk & Stuff?” I stood there quite a long time in the aisle trying to figure out what I meant. Milk & Stuff. What kind of stuff? Milky stuff? What would that be?
People often ask me:
“Do you want fries with that?”
They also ask me how I keep in such good shape (as far as they can tell).
Well, let me share a few secrets with you.
1. Keep your car parked a 10 minute walk away from your home. This helps you to either walk or use the bus, which is much closer while also helping the environment!
2. Don’t keep soda and candy around the house. Keep it all at the grocery store another 10 minutes away (near the car). When faced with wanting a coke or ice cream, I think about the 10 minute walk – sometimes in the snow – and decide I’ll just go to bed instead.
3. Only work a part-time job so you won’t have enough money for a real lunch. Eat from the free work fruit basket.
4. Be too cheap to buy a subway card. Walk everywhere.
If you follow these
lazy simple steps, you too can eat less and help the environment!
Today most Swedes go back to work from the holidays. The subways and buses will be full of bleary-eyed people chugging coffee and wondering where all those mornings in bed have gone. It’s easy to completely change your schedule with 2 weeks off. Lately we’ve been up til midnight and waking up in the mornings around 9 or 9:30am. (Don’t laugh – that’s pretty late when you have small kids.) Today we eased our way back with 7:30am. Tomorrow when the kids start school, it will be 6:30 am. Oh the horror! How do people do this? After 2 weeks, I’ve completely forgotten how this works. After 2 weeks I’ve also forgotten how to eat normal things for breakfast and not waffles and cookies! After 2 weeks I’m going to have to wear actual clothes and not pajamas!
I hope Easter gets here quickly.
I’ve been so tired this week. I can’t seem to remember people’s names correctly. But I’ve decided now that I’m much better off just making up names that I think fit people better. For example, there’s one person that I keep calling “Caroline” even though that isn’t her name. But she looks more like a Caroline. She should change that. I think I’m just going to be one of those people who calls everyone by random names. Saves a lot of thinking time.