The chaos of Mexico City seems so far away and so long ago. Here in England, everything is so well organised. Down to the very last detail. Take the bus route for example. You wake up in Bournemouth Hospital having had a little accident the night before after a drink too many. But no problem – a bus will pick you up. And take you straight to church, where you can ask for forgiveness for the previous night’s indiscretions. On to the Post Office to cash the Social Security check, before stopping off at the village shop for a packet of smokes.

Next stop, The Bull. But be careful, and have a peek in the window before strolling in. You didn’t make it home last night and the missus might be loitering in your favourite watering hole, ready to give you what for. Worse comes to worse, The Stag is just one more stop along the line, and they serve a decent pint. And it’s one stop closer to the bus shelter, where you can get a few winks in and avoid ‘her indoors’.


4 thoughts on “Organisation

  1. Rich says:

    It looks like thing in Britain are well ordered. From my read it seems to be structured from birth to the grave. Couldn’t ask more than that, or could you? Seems like you are adepting very well to being back home. Just make sure you know what watering hole you land at so you will have the best chance of getting back to your flat.

    Greetings from Patzcuaro, Michoacan, MX


    • Well, I still yearn for a sunny afternoon in Coyoacan! But it’s easy to slip back into UK life. There’s a good deal more that is just the same as it was when I left, than there is that has changed.


  2. Kim G says:

    So have you had an altercation? A late night run-in with a nasty bit of pavement? Inquiring minds want to know. Hope you’re OK.

    Chaos. That’s one thing that I’ll definitely have to work to get used to if I ever live in Mexico. It doesn’t bother me as a visitor, but as a resident it may well be an entirely different matter.

    But I’m sure chaos beats shoveling snow. I’ll just have to keep that in mind.


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where things are actually a mite chaotic by USA standards, yet we seem to survive.


    • No, no accidents or misfortunes! Other than being back here! đŸ™‚ I just saw the map on a bus stop….

      I adjusted to the chaos quite well I think. There were other cultural oddities and what not that I never quite got the hang of. Queuing always springs quickly to mind….


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