Big Lift Ferry Poem F308

That tennis match played tonight –
Was certainly worth –
Four dollars’ bus fare




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…


Excellent close match with my friend Cat. I won 7-6(3), 7-5 but it could have gone either way pending a few points. Without a bus pass this month due to vacation for almost half the month, each time I play tennis now has a dollar value to it. Aside from time, I’m not terribly keen to be popping off $4 for a few hours of tennis often any more. Often, I will piggyback an errand on top of before and/or after tennis so as to use my time and money more efficiently, instead of going at an independent time and requiring at least $2 more for a bus ticket at that time.

When I have a bus pass, I know I would use it well so that each trip would be about $1.50 or less, but I never have to think about it because it would make no difference if I went more often, or longer or shorter trips. I do spend far less without the bus pass but it’s just the odd psychology to have it on my mind and judge the value of everything, still, despite already saving lots of money. I still aim to save more, even if cash isn’t tight in my life.

Exact same psychology applies to me for not having a car and not doing a lot of small trips renting a car. I would still spend far less than if I had a car, but I look at the value of the trip with the car rental added on and it’s usually, nah, I’ll pass. Not worth all that money. 🙂

The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.


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