On weekdays, I always take the bus from work to the bus and train terminal where I need to switch busses. However, on weekends and holidays like today [Midsummer’s Eve], I walk from work to the terminal and catch the main bus that’s going to take me home.
Unfortunately, I did something stupid today that made me miss my bus. I took a wrong turn which I thought was a short cut to the station. The first two minutes, I could already sense that something was wrong but I went on and bam! --- dead end! Uncool. Lost five minutes trying to figure out the failed short cut and another five minutes tracing back my steps to the right track. Stressed, I was!
I walked my heart out. I took really long and quicker steps [even ran a bit] with hopes that the bus would still be there waiting for me. Well, of course, as per the title of this post, I MISSED THE BUS by four minutes. Yes, busses in Sweden are most of the time on time and will not wait for anyone. Proven and tested by today’s experience. *pout*
Since I had one whole waiting hour before the next bus arrived, I decided to check the shopping center located on the other side of the main road but it was closed. Holiday, remember? *another pout*
The stomach was making funny noises so I took a chance and walked in the bus station’s food corner. I got lucky this time as it was still open. I grabbed a grilled sausage sandwich and paired it with half a liter of cold Coca Cola - to go. *big smile*
I took my spot on the bench and that first sausage bite made the tummy happy! I turned the bottle of Coke and ta-dah --- it says [in English] “Share a Coke with Madeleine” – which is my boyfriend’s sister’s name. Cool, huh? It’s just that Madeleine wasn’t with me so I drack it all myself instead.
Finally, the 60-minute wait was over and the bus ride home began.