This witty remark, quoted in an article on motivation in the CIPD People Management magazine inspired me to share some memorable commutes I have known.
Such as the one when I was working one Sunday morning at a swimming pool on the other side of town. It was an early start, I didn’t drive then and the start time was long before there were any buses covering the route.
Not to worry my Dad was on hand to help, he came up with a plan to save me the cost of a taxi and still get me to work on time.
He would give me a lift – On the back of his tandem!
The journey there was fine, no problems on the road, nice weather and we were both fit so were not out of breath when we got there.
No the problems happened on the way back for my Dad who was now cycling home on his own on a tandem with everyone who he passed shouting out “Oy Mate I think you have lost someone!”
Another funny time was when I worked at a holiday camp.
It was the one and only occasion when all the staff throughout the season arrived on time at work.
The reason – It was not so much the journey as it was only a 5 minute walk from our caravans to work but that it was the last Sunday in October and nobody had remembered to put their clocks back the night before! So everyone ended up at work an hour earlier than they needed to be.