A WOMAN who has a car and can drive has decided to instead treble her journey time so she can enjoy a second glass of Pinot Grigio.
Mary Fisher, aged 32, was intending to drive to a Christmas get-together with friends but has instead decided to leave her car at home and make the complicated journey on public transport so she can get ever so slightly drunk.
She said: “It’s no trouble, really. Bus to the train station, train to the tram stop, tram into town, then the same back. If the trains are still running. If not it’s three buses.
“Yes, I could just jump in the car that’s sitting outside on the drive and be there in 30 minutes, but where’s the fun in that? Only having one glass of wine while everyone else gets sloshed, and at Christmas?
“Really it just shows how piss-poor public transport is in our town. That I have to go through this rigmarole is an absolute disgrace. I may write to my MP, leaving out the bit about how I only do this to get pissed.
“Not that I’ll be able to get very pissed, of course. Not with all that shit to negotiate on the way home.”
Friend Carolyn Ryan said: “I admire Mary’s commitment to the cause and I wish there was a better solution. Fingers crossed Katie gets pregnant soon so she can drive us all about.”