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Opinions on commuting into school!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lbsch, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Don't think I could commute by bus - the buses in my home city are SO SLOW now I could walk faster I think
     
  2. jarndyce

    jarndyce Occasional commenter

    I wonder how many of those sneering at public transport are those who get really over-earnest and carried away when lecturing the kids about the environment.
     
  3. Sillow

    Sillow Lead commenter

    I got the bus for a year. Yes, you can't carry much but it was a nice break between home and work.
     
  4. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    The deputy head at my school used the bus, probably still does, as did several other teachers from time to time. Why would anyone mock?
     
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  5. Cervinia

    Cervinia Occasional commenter

    Do school work on the bus - you can get battery powered laminators these days. Then see if your colleagues are still laughing.
     
  6. Cervinia

    Cervinia Occasional commenter

    Thatcher's Britain.
     
  7. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Errrr Think the other passengers might be laughing...
     
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  8. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    Maybe, but I bet no one will take the seat next to you:D
     
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  9. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    :D
    Good point... And one not to be sneezed at.
    (Which also stops people sitting next to you!)
     
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  10. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    We have posh buses now even out here in woolly-back country
    They have mains power, usb chargers and wifi :D
     
  11. Lbsch

    Lbsch New commenter

    Wow, I missed a lot of responses! Thank you to everyone who has replied!

    Unfortunately I'm struggling to pass the blumming test, so driving is out of the window at the minute! My options are either cycling in (which I'm loathe to do, I would hate having to cycle when I'm already shattered) or bus. I'm feeling a lot better about taking it now, bolstered by everyone's comments! I commuted throughout all of my college days, so I do miss the time you get to sit and think!

    The big plus for me will be something repeated a lot- not taking all of your work home. Everyone warns me to have at least one day where you don't take anything home, so at least staying longer will make that easier! And for the days where I stay too long... occasional taxis won't hurt me too much!

    Thank you all again, I feel a lot better! :)
     
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  12. palmtree100

    palmtree100 Lead commenter

    A previous head teacher I worked for couldn't drive and caught the bus to school. It''s more common in London as the public transport is so frequent and parking such a nightmare.
     
  13. Mazod

    Mazod Occasional commenter

    Several of my colleagues take the bus/train to work. My husband has quite a long commute and he takes the train as he can do marking on it/or relax and switch off before he gets home.

    It prevents you from taking too much stuff home and gives you some down time. Not a big deal- ignore those who say otherwise
     
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  14. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    You don't need business use to drive to work!
     
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  15. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    If you go by bus then YOU are the one doing the right thing. So many people drive when they don't need to. You should feel proud of yourself that you're doing your bit for congestion and the environment.

    We moved to where we live now so my husband could get the bus to work, as he hates to drive in. Shortly afterwards they moved his office to the opposite side of town so he had to driev there. It was infuriating. Now he cycles or goes by train. He will do almost anything to avoid driving to work.
     

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