18th Jul 2009

Sleeping on Busses = Bad

Today was my super-late EMH shift. I started at 7pm and worked until 3.45am. The shift was pretty uneventful although quite fun. We were pretty busy all night and that made the time fly past.

I spoke to JD, one of my managers, and asked whether it would be possible for me to be scheduled for some Merch shifts as well since my training is still valid and he said he would look into it. I just want a little bit more guest interaction, don’t get me wrong Thunder is a lot of fun but the most I get to talk to guests is usually along the lines of ‘How many in your party?’!

About 1am JD gave me my break from Tower and while I was on break we had a non-resetable station stop on Main so the rest of the night was going to be 1 station and 3 trains since we would otherwise have had to take the ride down in order to reset main side. That was fine it just made the line a lot longer. About 30mins before the end of the night we had fun with Spur side as well but that eventually sorted itself out and we finished for the night.

I was really tired by 3.45, at that time of the morning the busses are few and far between and the next one was not until 4.30 by which time I was really tired. The bus drivers always seem to play slow, soothing music on the busses. This dire combination meant I fell asleep on the bus. I woke up to find the bus pulling OUT of Little Lake Bryan heading for Vista. To cut a long story short I had to sit at the Vista bus stop for 30 minutes while they found a bus to take me back to Chatham – embarrasing!!! Anyway I got home and slept until 2pm this afternoon. At least I had a day off today!

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