I had to go into Toronto today. I had a meeting at 11:30am, but due to the location and that I do not drive, I had to leave the house at 8:15am, have my husband drop me at the GO station and catch the 8:45am GO bus. Now this bus is the only one going where I needed to go but it took 1 hour and 45 minutes because it had like a kazillion stops in between. By car it would have been 45 mins tops.
Once I got to my stop, I had to catch another city bus and finally arrived at my destination at 11:20am.
Here is my problem - I don't like being amongst people. The woman behind me on the GO bus smelled like moth balls. The city bus smelled like body odor, curry and cigarettes. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE curry, just not in that combination!
Since I quit smoking 8+ years ago, my sense of smell is extremely strong. I can smell a squirrel fart 3 blocks away! Theses smells on the bus were almost more than I could bear.
Then later I had to use a public washroom. Do normal people all turn into pigs when they go out? I checked 4 stalls before I found one that had been flushed and didn't have pee all over the seat! Absolutely disgusting!
Now the reason I was in Toronto today was for a job interview. Yesterday, I would have said it was my dream job. It is a full time job and completely work from home (well at least for the 1st year until they open an office in Toronto).
However, after the interview, I am not sure I even want the job. It is not exactly as it was described to me. It is not really my forte. It also consists of 25% travel throughout Canada & the U.S.
I'll wait and see what comes of it - I won't turn it down if I am offered it as I need to get back to work, and at least with this job, I wouldn't have to deal with people on a daily basis.
Still hoping to just win the lottery :)