Train Departed: 7:54 am (on time!)
Train Arrived at Destination: 8:54(due 8:50 – 4 minutes late!)
Notable Train Events: Consumption of Food
Knitting: Voyager Lace Stole in Rowan Kid Silk Haze in Colour 637 (1.5 balls out of 8 knitted)
For me, eating on the train is akin to taking your meals in a public toilet…yuck! There are few places I can think of that would be worse…except perhaps the senior boy’s loo at the local primary school!
This week there has been a veritable feast going on aboard my morning train and it begs the question…what is acceptable to eat on the train/tram/other forms of public transport?
Notwithstanding the fact that eating and drinking on trains is really quite unhygienic, if it is a total impossibility to go without food until you at least reach your desk, the following is acceptable:
· Breakfast/energy bars (there are hundreds of varieties);
· Coffee in a travel mug;
· gobbling down your toast and vegemite as long as you don’t crumb on me;
· those liquid Weetbix things – (two Weetbix and milk in every little box!); and
· Anything completely contained in a drink bottle, i.e. smoothie, diet shake, protein drink.
Unacceptable foodstuffs for train travel would include the following:
· Cereal in a bowl, complete with spoon and milk, or those little boxes that you pour the milk straight in; think of the disaster a spillage could cause!, (The Offsider tells me she has also seen someone eating cereal from a zip lock plastic bag on her train!!! What the?)
· Bananas. The smell is enough to make me puke and the banana-eating masses almost NEVER take their peels with them leaving them to further ripen and ferment for the afternoon train ride home (apparently there is a $167 fine for littering….wonder if anyone has ever got one?);
· Dim sims, or those other smelly little Asian dumpling thingies; and
· Overall anything at all that is stinky (good or bad) or has the propensity for making a big mess on the train or the other passengers!