Working life

Indoor soccer

With the bulk of people on my project at work departing at the end of the month, a plethora of social activities have been scheduled to make sure we miss each other all the more after September.

Lunches, barbecues, wine tours, cancelled ski weekends… and this week, indoor soccer is scheduled. And when I play, I am going to be very very careful indeed.

Why? Let me explain. It’s been about two years since I played in an indoor soccer game. That was at my last job. The final game of Winter ’94. And it was, not to put too fine a point on it, a bit of a bloodbath.

From memory, two trips to hospital were made during or after the game. I think perhaps everybody got a tad too enthusiastic. Afterwards, nobody really felt like organising another game. But with a fresh bunch of players, hopefully things will run a little more peacefully this time. Maybe we’d better make sure everyone’s ambulance subscription is paid up before we start.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.