Archive for November, 2008

Arbitrary Beginnings

November 28, 2008

I should have started blogging on my first day as a courier, but it didn’t occur to me till my third week, and ever since then I’ve been trying to work out the best moment to start. There clearly isn’t one so, roughly six months on, and fairly arbitrarily, I’ve finally got my act together.

I’m annoyed that I’ve missed out on all the good stories of the last few months – including the Big Freeze of 2009 (exaggerated in comfortable hindsight), the highly-unlikely-but-actually-true tale of the gorilla on rollerskates who pushed couriers off their bikes, the day I got up to 28 jobs, the many days since the recession hit when I’ve struggled to get to 10, and all the interesting characters who’ve paths I’ve crossed.

Still, one has to start somewhere, and I’m starting here.