Transport stories

Get Me To The Festival

When I was 17, I set off with a group of friends to check out the Planeta Atantida music festival which was a 1h30min drive away from my home town. In our group was my friend, my (then) ex, his new girlfriend & an exchange student from NZ.

With the temperature hitting 30deg, we set off on the journey in my ex's newly purchased rust bucket.

Bila Boolz


Show Us Ya Tits

Don’t you hate it when guys drive along & yell out, “Show us ya tits!”… but they don’t stop? Fellaaazz… I need more time!

I’m sick of the next car getting a free show, & the one after that telling me to “Put ‘em awaaaay!”… “Oops, sorry Dad, I was just saying hello to the new neighbours… they are SUPER friendly.

Jennifer Burke


The School Run

At last all the kids in the car, school clothes found, yesterdays homework done, breakfast eaten and the usual last minutes have "to do" gone, now ready to go just about in time I hope. All's well until the car decides to stall on the brow of a hill by the Stop street.

Mary Webb


You Have the Right to Remain Terrified!

While driving to work this morning I saw a motorcycle cop, who was winding his way through a traffic jam on the freeway, yelling at people who were using their mobile phones. He didn't give them tickets, he just yelled at them. He’d ride up next to a car, shake his head at the driver and then gesture at them to wind the window down.

Andy Thompson


Tickets Please!

I'm not a huge fan of train travel. Sure, some people find the gentle lulling motion of the carriage to be soothing but I've always found the pervading odour of stale urine a tad off-putting. I also prefer to arrive at my destination within a suitable time-frame, not a week later looking and smelling like a hobo.

Andy Thompson


It's Raining Spiders!

There’s nothing worse than being sick while travelling. Sure, careening off a ravine in a poorly maintained and possibly flaming Columbian bus would suck but that feeling of helplessness when you're sick can be suffocating. When I was 21 I became so sick I thought I was going to die. Funnily enough, I was on a bus at the time.

Andy Thompson