Having a little vent today... took me 2.5 hrs to drive into work today! And I paid close to $14 in tolls to do it! Plus $18 in parking!
The traffic on the M4, M7, M2, Lane Cove Tunnel route was horrendous... it is a weird feeling when you crawl through an electronic toll booth at about 10km/hr.
Then when I got to the office (late), I had to jump in a cab and cross the Harbour Bridge for a meeting... was heading down to Sussex St and near the QVB I saw a young guy (about 18) whacked in the head with the side mirror of a turning bus. The guy was standing on the kerb, head turned away from the traffic talking to a mate, when the bus turned in front of him and the left side front mirror cracked him in the back of the head.
The bus kept going and I watched as the guy seemed at first stunned, then clutched his head and got really wobbly legged.... his mates were laughing at first, but where then showing concern.... not sure what happened, but the cabbie I was in got a green light and we took off.
How can we have such a fucked up traffic system when the roads are useless to the point that they cant hold the traffic - even on a Motorway - and then the streets are too narrow for buses to go past without whacking people in the head.
Anyways... I am off to the Gold Coast tonight... I certainly need the de-stress!