I give up the bus for now

I really want to do my part reducing the air pollution in my area, its not fun to read about all the kids developing asthma because of the pollution. Thats why I’ve tried our bus-system lately but today I think I’m giving it up for a while. Today I realized that I have to wake our kids earlier and hurry out of the house after finishing a quick breakfast, only then I will make it to the office 9am. And if I leave work at 4pm I will be home 5, which means I will only have 2 hours with my daughter before we put her to bed. That saddens me, I want to spend more time with them. The middle one goes to bed at 8 and the eldest at 9. It makes me wonder “what the heck am I doing?” I value my time with the kids a lot and I refuce to sacrifice too much.

I have to change buses and thats what ruining it, if only they could set up a direct bus to the area I work in. I wouldn’t mind walking a kilometer or two, because I really want to use the bus. There are too many cars now, its an endless queue now and I feel stupid sitter there in 10km/h.

They are planning a light rail from my area to the city but thats something I will see before I retire. I know the bus companies are working hard to create a nice service but they don’t get enough support from the government.

I’m going to write this in Norwegian afterwards and I wonder if I should send the link to our bus-company, or maybe everything has to be a facebook-demo these days? “If 15000 signs up here the bus company will set up a direct route from Åsane to Fyllingsdalen. Blargh… 🙂

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

2 Responses

  1. FishHawk says:

    Um, the people who sign the petition probably need to actually live there to be counted–right? (LOL?)

    • oyvind says:

      🙂 I think everyone is counted. Last year (I think) a decades-old fish-cake store were about to be put out of business and a group started a protest group on facebook. I remember a few Swedish people joined the group as well because they had visited it while visiting Norway – I think that was nice of them. So in my opinion – if you care about something it shouldn’t matter what side of the planet you’re located. 🙂 Just a thought.

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