11 People Who Had A ‘Mare Getting To Work Today Thanks To Dublin Bus
Oh, a 48-hour strike? CHEERS.
How was your commute to work/college today? Nightmarish? Well, you’re not the only one.
Last night, Dublin Bus ceased service for 48 hours due to industrial action by drivers, protesting what they say are unfairly low pay levels.
Around 400,000 commuters were affected by the strike, and while some people could hop on a DART, LUAS or train to get to where they needed, others had to wave goodbye to public transport and opt to walk, cycle or even get a taxi instead.
Needless to say, it wasn’t the smoothest of mornings for most…
1. This poor lad battled gale-force winds to get to work
Cycling into a headwind for 45 mins thanks to #DublinBusstrike ??
— Richard Stearn (@Richardstearn) September 8, 2016
2. And this first-time cyclist was NOT prepared for hills
— Claire O’Connell (@oconnellclaire4) September 8, 2016
3. This fella had no idea the strike was even happening. Oops.
— Stuart Quinn (@StewyQ) September 8, 2016
4. Traffic affects everyone, even ‘slebs.
Omg the traffic. I’m doing a show in 2 hours and 34 mins…will I make it?! #DublinBusstrike
— Paula MacSweeney (@sweetpmac) September 8, 2016
5. One poor girl walked the length of Dublin just to get to work on time
Have never seen the pavements of Dublin so packed this morning. The girl behind me has walked in from Stillorgan! #DublinBusstrike
— Lorna Weightman (@styleisleIRL) September 8, 2016
6. And a fair few folks had to re-learn how to cycle this morning
Watching the novice cyclists on the road today is like watching a person try to walk in their 1st pair of heels. Wobbly. #DublinBusstrike
— Muireann O’Connell (@MuireannO_C) September 8, 2016
7. This Ballymun-ite was hindered by his bank balance. We’ve all been that solider.
Walking into the city from Ballymun because I’m too poor for a Hailo. Pray for me #DublinBusstrike
— Luke Nolan (@LukeNolan10) September 8, 2016
Of course, it wasn’t all bad…
8. Being in work crazily early comes with its perks. Coffee, for one.
— Ciara Gaughan (@CiaraGaughan_) September 8, 2016
9. And that smug ‘Oh, I cycled to work and probably burned 7,503,300 calories, wbu?’ feeling isn’t to be sniffed at.
I for one enjoyed my somewhat precarious cycle into town. Smug yet sweaty feeling #DublinBusstrike
— Melanie Finn (@Melfinn1) September 8, 2016
10. Plus, the strike meant everyone was out in the fresh air (unless they were stuck in their cars…)
Are we sure the #DublinBusstrike isn’t really a citywide fitness initiative? So many people walking & cycling this morning
— Fran Winston (@Celticpussycat) September 8, 2016
11. In conclusion, we agree with this attitude, but please GOD let the strikes come to an end soon
Pleasantly surprised at the amount of support for the #DublinBusstrike in my newsfeed today! It completely fucks my travel but gwandlads.
— Sarah Corcoran (@ImSarahCorcoran) September 8, 2016
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