I’ve just been watching BBC One’s ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’ where one of the specialists purchased a unicycle. It reminded me of a rather unusual commuter experience I had last year – enjoy:
As I walked across the iconic London Bridge, the mandatory sea of people greeted me. As repetitive as this can be, I’m always on the lookout for that standout commuter: an exquisite scarf adding a brief colour-pop to the grey mass, a head-bopping suited-and-booted type in a world of his own, the tie-around-neck “late for work” semi-jogging businessman or my personal fave, the unicycling dare devil! Yep, you read that correctly, unicycling dare devil.
At first, I couldn’t quite fathom the young man’s motion. Roller skates, skateboard, levitation? As he approached, and the reactions of those around him became more obvious, I could see he was travelling on a unicycle! My initial thought was, how incredibly dangerous! But I quickly saw he was not only very skilled (and loving the attention) but providing us commuters with such a novel experience that his impromptu method of transport would’ve cheered up even the bluest of Monday’s.
This got me thinking. If I could travel to work my any means possible, how would I do it? The obvious spring to mind: jet pack, helicopter, teleportation. But, I would absolutely love to be able to get from A to B by gigantic zip line! Oh come on, who wouldn’t want to fasten themselves up for the rush of a life-time, every morning? Imagine the views, the lack of congestion, the sheer thrill of it all.
If anyone fancies pooling their savings to create such a thing, please get in touch, I’m game it you are!