Chris was away from work today, so I came in a little earlier than usual to cover for him. Usually I get to the platform around 8:05 AM for the 8:07 AM train (which, without fail, arrives at 8:09 AM). Today though, I hit the platform at 7:49 AM.
What a huge difference 15 minutes makes! On the downside, you can see, it wasn’t exactly “bright” (and given that the train came at 7:51 AM (about two minutes after the photo), it also wasn’t exactly “early” either) – but on the upside, there was so much more room in the train! For example: I could stand comfortably without people ramming me with their shoulders, and not once did I hear anyone shout, “could you move down the carriage please?”!
I’m going to try getting this train more often if I can; it means my mornings are a bit more rushed, but in theory it also means I can leave work earlier. (Not today though, 6:30 PM and I’m still here… *sigh*)