Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Trains at Standstill: Business as Usual


Tragedy 1903, originally uploaded by ddbsweasel.

Milsons Poijnt closed for a few hours this morning, the coldest morning in Sydney for 21 years. Global warming and huffing and puffing NSW Premier Iemma aside, NSW commuters seem to feel such failures routine. No reports of paraplegics stranded on rail awaiting death, this time.

David chose this first morning of freedom to get his passport. Getting up early, but later than intended, he waved hello to a former student who was shivering her way to school. The US consulate in Sydney is open 4 hours a day, 5 days a week (please, employ me to work there!). Staff were friendly and efficient, which is to say they collected money but have not yet provided a passport.

Afterwards, David was called at home to see if he'd work casually for the school. Politely declined. Then, there was the centerlink contact. Has unemployment always been this busy?

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