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Updated the Road Hog URL just now, the Wookie has updated the design as well. Also, got back on a volleyball court for the first time in about 10 months. Fun, but I still need to get on the yoga/pilates/P90X/whatever they say gets the fitness thing going. I'm not in my late teens anymore and definitely do *not* have my sand legs.

In other news, Min of Ed is slicing the number of teachers, after all the talk about making education about 'teaching and learning'. No corresponding slicing of the Ministerial bloat. Ah, let the beurarcracy live on, I suppose.

Serious road traffic collisions appear to be on a slight rise of late, but judging on the comments on Bernews and the Gazette, any suggestion that driver fault could be at least partially to blame gets shot down... it's the road, or the car.

And in politics, PLP members are floating Independence yet again as a cure for certain social ills, the 'new' OBA is,... I don't know where they are, and the UBP leader saunters on vigorously despite his list of Parliamentary allies shrinking to 1.


Bus ticket kiosks, please

So today I'm at the bus terminal. Need to buy some tickets, and the 5pm bus is about to leave. I go to the ticket booth, nobody's there. Odd, I think. So I find the supervisor there and ask if there's someone manning the ticket booth. She points at a woman who is chatting with some people in one of the shelters. Ok.

I walk up to her, give a customary (and genuine) 'Good afternoon' and ask her if she's manning the ticket booth. I KID YOU NOT, the woman turns around, grins broadly, and says, "When I am ready.".

When I am ready.


Too stumped to get angry or react in any other fashion, all I do is stand and wait and eventually the woman ducks into the area for the ticket booth. I purchase said tickets and board the bus in time.

I'm still stunned at this turn of events, but it gives me impetus to once again claim that PTB ought to replace the current setup with actual kiosks, which have the benefit of being available outside of 'working hours' (9-5:30 weekdays and Saturday I think), plus, should free up the ticket booth staff to either do other tasks or simply be cut. I dunno. A real irritant to what was otherwise a pleasant afternoon. Yes, small budget, but maybe cutting salary would be a good long term benefit.