27 June 2011
It's time to "Suit up!"
35min ride time to go. So plenty of time to look around and look who is on the train with me. The majority of course are suits. Suits with either and iphone, book or newspaper. Probably in a 80-15-5 split. A lot of school girls and boy in their uniforms which make you think they come straight out of a Dead poets society like boarding school. All in all the Train isn't too packed and I can read my book on and off for the rest of the ride.
Arriving at central station all becomes a bit more hectic. Everybody wants to get out of the train, including me. All goes very orderly but some pushing here and there. Especially when everybody tries to squeeze themselves on the rolling escalators. Keep left is the moto or you might get bulldozed by a suit trying to catch his next bus or train. Coming out of the train station I follow the mass of people in the direction of CBD (City business district). Off to Brisbane square to the bank. I probably pass enough coffee places for the entire city while walking the 5 minutes to the office. With a warm rays of sunlight to guide me I walk further through Queens street passing by the early backpackers waiting for the tourist office to open up, not to forget the morning drunk at the bench next to them.
It feels like a holiday when you discover the inner city for the first time but then again I'll fully "suited up" ready for the first day. Only thing left after walking in the enormous building, which also harbours the City library, is to find the elevator and stand in line to go up to the 28th floor. With 7 people in the elevator bound for the top of the building I couldn't but wonder. Might any of them be a future colleague of boss?
More to come ;-)
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