Sunk six waking hours of my life in a fruitless exercise. That of sitting in the passenger seat of a car travelling between Suva and Nadi.
I was rushed out of bed this morning. I had to go to Nadi with my manager to meet some clients. Instead of being ready to travel at 6am, I overslept. We left Suva at around 6:30am.
It is approximately 3 hours drive to get to Nadi. We almost got stranded on the road with an empty fuel tank. Through sheer good fortune, we managed to get to a service station. We must have been running on fumes when we got to the pumps because the fuel indicator flashed its warning a couple of times before that.
The ride was boring. I've been on this road a few times already so the scenery was not interesting. I'm not one to make small talk so conversation died fairly quickly. We listened to the BBC on the radio instead. In some hilly areas, reception was bad so things were very quiet at times. It was hard to stay awake during the trip.
We got to Nadi around half past nine. We met the clients. Had lunch at Lc's in Nadi. We finished our business around 4:30 in the evening.
On the way back, we had company on the road. Some cars leaving Nadi airport were going in the same direction towards Suva. We travelled in a convoy of sorts. Every once in a while, one of the cars would overtake another. It was like a pack of slipstreaming cyclists switching the wind breaker in the lead. We overtook the leading car when we got close to Suva so, I think we won that race.
Reached home around 7:30pm. It was a long and boring trip. I'm glad I don't have to do this kind of thing regularly.
When I got home, mum asked me if I got car sick from all the travelling. I said no so she invited me to play badminton with her group. They were sending off one of their good players with one last game before he had to go back to the Philippines for study. So we played badminton. It was near closing time when we got to the gym so, we got about 2 games each. I enjoyed the games and the chance to shake off the aching pains in my limbs. Sitting in a car for about half a day is not fun.
Post Scriptum: I fell asleep writing this post last night. I was exhausted from the travelling and badminton. So sorry if I kept you waiting for my new post all day :P