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I Am So Early

Ever go to work and notice that you’re very early? Well, I am very early to work now. Today’s official work isn’t until later, but I’m here early voluntarily to get some more training time done. 

I had some choices in how to get to work: take three buses and be able to read on one of them or take four buses and the train and have little time to read. The former gets me to work very early. The latter gets me to work a few minutes before I start. I chose the former. Reading time is important!

Going home is a different matter. There’s a good chance I’ll have to stand on the bus, although it’ll be quite late. I won’t get home until around 10 pm. 

You know what I need? A car. But then I won’t get my commute reading time. It’s a dilemma!

Do you get to work early or just on time? Or late? Let me know in the comments. 


Did I Just See That?

Today, on my way to work, I was waiting in the station for the train when I saw a high school girl and several boys come on to the platform. They were all wearing PE uniforms, and it looked like they were going to some competition or practice. However, the girl was carrying a javelin.  A pink javelin.  I’ve never seen someone carry a javelin into a train station before. Well, the train came, and we all got on, though on different cars.

At my destination, I got off the train, and so did the students. There’s a sports stadium near where I work, so maybe they were going there. I got to thinking, who would ever imagine a girl getting on a train with a spear, let alone seeing it actually happen? Not me.

Of course, I’ve seen a lot of high school students, mostly girls, but sometimes boys, getting on the train or the bus with a very long bow for Japanese archery. These bows are about two metres in height. I’m so used to seeing them now, I don’t get surprised by them.

What are some of the strangest or most unusual things you’ve seen on public transportation?