Rush-hour tram on my way to check out a possible place to rent (on a different tram line from my usual - que horror!). Temperature: approx 8 degrees - feels colder. We stop at a set of traffic lights in town, where a tram employee is doing something official (not sure what) by the side of the tram. The tram bloke, who looks like a nicer version of John Howard, complete with silly hat (doubt that Johnny's have tram company logos on them but you never know...), starts chatting to the driver through the tram door, complaining about the weather.
A mid-20s woman onboard calls out to tram bloke, asking if he remembers her. Apparently she went to school with his daughter. Seems like he doesn't remember her but he happily updates her (and the rest of the tram) about what his daughter is up to - 'finished uni, working in x place, dog, cat, 2.5 kids etc' - finishes on a beautiful note, laughing as he says, "I wish i'd gone to uni now so that I'm not stuck by a tramstop on a freezing night age 56".
Light turns green and we move off,
We all have regrets.
12 hours ago