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That time I out-smarted myself...

Did I tell you how grateful I am for the cardless ATM function my bank has? This morning I needed to buy some lunch for work – mainly because I’m lazy and couldn’t be bothered making lunch, pathetic hey? If I hadn’t been so lazy, I wouldn’t have found myself in the situation of needing to buy lunch and realising Dave still had my ATM card from having gone out shopping last night. I stood in the middle of Southern Cross station wondering if I should just go hungry as self-flagellation for having been so very lazy, or if I should ring Dave and have him drive all the way across town with my card. I was loathed to call Dave because he had a crap night’s sleep last night having experienced a gallbladder attack. Then I remembered the cardless withdrawal function on my account. I set up a withdrawal whereby I would have a code number to tap onto the screen and the machine would spit out cash. Brilliant! I picked up my money, went and bought lunch and a hot chocolate to celebrate my good mem…

Boring, borings...

Be warned, I'm not going to write anything new or exciting in this post. Just another little post about the good things in my life right now...
So, there's the job. I've been working for a little over six weeks now. I'm settling in and know my colleagues well enough to have a chat and laugh. The job itself is fantastic. My role is basically to connect Vision Australia with other parties, whether they be city councils, other organisation, or businesses. I am also charged with the task of connecting VA to clients and vice versa. Using the connections in the community to reach out to people who aren't aware of our full range of services, and provide them with groups and events to make social connections and to connect them with services which will encourage independence, social inclusion, education, employment opportunities. It is an extremely fulfilling job, where I get to facilitate a stronger relationship between individuals and their community. Cool, huh?
Now, the…

People Watching...

I take at least 20 trains a week now, but often more (this coming week it'll be more like 40 thanks to visits all over town to meet Metro Access Officers in several different councils). I have also formed the habit of getting to Southern Cross station with about 20 minutes to spare before my train to work from there so I have time to have a real coffee - well, often it's a mocca, but let's not get too pedantic - - and sit watching all the people walking by on their way to work or wherever. Most people are walking away from the station than to the station at that time of the morning (about 7.40-8am).

All this time in trains and at train stations gives me one of my greatest joys in life... People watching.

I'm keenly aware that one day I won't be able to see people anymore. Already, their features are blurred and so I'm mostly watching blobs of colour walk by - though I see clearly enough still that I see arms, legs, general clothing, whether a man has a beard, o…