This morning I got up of my own accord at around nine, and stared cooking some Carbonara to take to my ladyfriend, who doesn’t have any food until tuesday. If truth be told, overused the lemon, but I digress.
I walked off to a bus stop, thinking that I could take it to the university, and upon realizing that it was a holiday walked to the university. It was a beautiful day for a walk. Didn’t mind. Did what I had to do there, and set off on my way to Toronto to visit my ladyfirend. I forgot that, because it was labor day, there wasn’t a shuttle that went between the two campuses of The University Of Toronto, so I had to take Mississauga transit to get up to Islington.
When I got there, to the subway station, I phoned her and found out that she had lunch. I decided that I’d walk two kilometers down Bloor instead of taking the subway, becasue she couldn’t recive me anyway.
About a half hour into the walk she realized that it was labor day, and that her lunch was tomorrow. I picked up the pace, and got there at around 1pm.
I left around 4:30, because I had to teach karate later that night. I got some directions from google, took the subway to Islington station, and hopped a bus back to Mississauga campus. I wasn’t paying attention really, and the bus dumped me pretty far away from there.
I scrambled to find a bus to Streetsville, where the karate club is, and got onto the number 26, thinking that it went through there. I asked the bus driver, upon getting on, if it went through, and he told me I wanted the number nine. I thanked him, got off, and ran to the nine. It pulled away from the station seconds before I got to it.
I was devastated. My employer is like a father to me, I’ve known him just shy of half my life, and so I didn’t have any reprisal to fear, but the shame crippled me. I thought to myself, “If it wasn’t for the damned holiday schedules, I could have made it.”
That is when I realized for the third time that it was labor day. I could have stayed with her for four more hours.
But hey, an adventure is an adventure. And the Toronto subway system is breathtaking.