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This week’s Melbourne metrics

Promotions at Parliament Station: 3. Monday: Free fortune cookie advertising Mt Franklin water’s “Well of Positivity“; Tuesday: free sample of Ocean Spray Cranberries; Wednesday: Amnesty International

Beggars who have asked for money: 1 in Swanston Street who sounded very scripted “Excuse me sir, we are homeless for a few days”, and as soon as being told “sorry”, lost interest completely and went and watched a giant chess game in progress on the corner of Little Collins St.

Trains from home to work: Cancelled: 0 (plus one before mine cancelled, causing overcrowding). Late: 1. More-or-less on-time: 4. Got a seat: 2.

Trains from work to home: Cancelled: 1. Late: 0. More-or-less on-time: 4. Got a seat: 2.

Footy coaches ousted: 2: Sheedy and Pagan

Senior state politicians resigned: 2: Bracks and Thwaites. I don’t mind saying, I was surprised.

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.

4 replies on “This week’s Melbourne metrics”

I miss Australian politics, where the complete nut-jobs all came from just the one state that they had to themselves, cane toads and tourists. And if that is not a fair assessment – what can I say, a few years away tends to skew the memories.

I too was quite surprised. However, I can’t imagine why someone would willingly place themselves in such a position of pressure and scrutiny. Also, Thwaitsie must have thought he couldn’t cope without his mate Bracksie.

I noticed the freebie of the ocean spray something..but I couldn’t be bothered making eye contact and getting whatever it was. There are STILL numerous big M double shot iced coffees in the fridge at work from at least two months ago. I think its big M.

Either way, the fridge stinks.

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