London 2012 Olympic
July 17, 2012
Meltdown Countdown – Lost In Transit
It’s all starting to hot up here in Londinium.
The athletes arrived at Heathrow on Monday morning. They were then packed on coaches and driven to the Olympic Village. Most of them made it. The American and Australian teams, lucky things, were given an unofficial tour by their drivers, taking in Buckingham Palace. They were lost. To make matters worse, one of the drivers couldn’t work the sat nav. An iPhone, belonging to one of the Athletes, saved the day. Sat nav, schmat nav. Going old school is not always a bad idea.
The tired athletes reached the village four hours later, having not had a toilet break. Welcome to London!
News of this unfortunate event spread like wildfire. The revelation that these drivers hadn’t driven in London before (whaaaat?!), made our heads spin. Err… where was the training? What about a rehearsal, to get a feel for the roads in our great city? They only had to do it once. The good news is, they now know how to get back – assuming they’re allowed to drive again.
Four hours is a long time to be sitting on a coach with a screaming bladder, so you need entertainment. Let’s have a sing-along. Yeah, that’s it. How about Drive by The Cars: “Who’s going to drive you home, tonight?” Or maybe I get around by The Beach Boys: “I’m gettin’ bugged driving up and down the same old strip. I gotta find a new place where the kids are hip.” Or that old children’s classic. EVERYBODY sing now:
“The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and round. All through the town…”