Post Holiday Blues
Trip Start Jun 03, 2006
132Trip End Jun 03, 2009
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Waking up 7 hours later I felt happy and relaxed and was looking forward to going into work. 5 minutes outside the door was enough to tell me I'd got a dose of the post-holiday blues. I was sticky and uncomfortable, and for 10 minutes I couldn't face getting on the buses which all seemed absurdly busy. Worst of all, I was mad at the dour faces around me and craving the laughing, smiling faces of the Philippines and their pleasant civilities which we'd left behind yesterday evening.
It sounds a bit daft, but we're entitled to idealise the experiences of a relaxing holiday. I knew I'd got the blues bad as I found myself thinking that the Chinese women through the bus window were scrawny and ugly. That is really not a common thought in this part of the world.
By evening, the feeling had gone and I was back in tune with my surroundings, but for an hour, things felt really weird. I guess there's sometimes no escaping the blues.