Although I grew up next door to a bus depot, these days I don’t often need a bus to get me from one place to another.
So it’s not without a sense of irony that I find myself – yesterday’s freshly purchased travel 10 in hand – in need of a bus, and the drivers on strike for the first time in over 10 years.
On the positive side, of course, I have the chance for some extra exercise, and the weather has mostly held out.
Bus strikes are – at least in the fleeting impact they have on me – a first world problem. Better to be grateful for the blessings of liberty to travel at all, and the need to take a bus trip in the first place, than to dwell on the minor and temporary inconvenience.
Did the bus strike affect your day?