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It's an urban jungle out there! - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
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It's an urban jungle out there!
I got lost today... on the way in to work. The district line is playing up yet again, and the Hammersmith and City line was non existent this morning, so when I finally got the Aldgate East (after having to swap trains twice!) I decided to walk.

It didn't look very far on the map, and I guess it really isn't that far if you happen to walk in the right direction.

I of course chose wrong. I chose the path to nowhere, and I got there surprisingly quickly. the surprising thing about Aldgate is there are so few people around. I eventually found someone waiting to cross a road and asked them where I might find Liverpool Street. His command of the English language was not so great (although I think he understood me well enough) but the direction he was pointing in was more than obvious. It was back the way I had come. It seems I'd had a 50:50 chance of getting to work at a semi-reasonable hour, and I blew it.

I walked back past the station and there I saw the giant gherkin. No this isn't some drug induced hallucination, it is a very recognisable landmark. If I'd just come out of the other station entrance I'd have had no problems deciding on the way to go.

I like to think there is a positive side to everything, and although my sojourn caused me to get into work about 5 minutes ago, I did find petty coat lane market, and it's within walking distance of Liverpool Street station. So it wasn't a total waste of time.

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gooner From: gooner Date: August 22nd, 2003 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)
So that's where pettycoat lane is!! I've always wondered that.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: August 22nd, 2003 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Me too - I only worked here 13 years and I never knew either!
poggs From: poggs Date: August 22nd, 2003 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Its not a gherkin, its a butt-plug!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: August 22nd, 2003 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Pierre! You are one sick individual!
poggs From: poggs Date: August 22nd, 2003 10:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Thankyou :)
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