Having been very busy these past two days, and getting into the swing of things, it has been wonderful helping all those bewildered passengers, especially one lady from Spain, who could speak little English and was a bit confused about her location. Thanks to our quick witted manager, Neil, she was saved from a disaster - from missing both her train and the football match she came to attend.
She thought the match was in the Olympic Stadium but it was in the Millennium Stadium, in Cardiff, more than 200 miles away! He saved the day, she managed to get the right train, and we all breathed a sigh of relief at being very useful at that time. It was also good to get the latest information on that Stadium as I have managed to get tickets for the Bronze medal men's football match there next week! I will also be seeing a dear friend too at the same time, whom I haven't seen in a three years, so whey hey!
The work has settled down now and the questions are becoming predictable: Where's the toilet? Can I use my Olympic travel card to go a different route? And, most popular: How do i get to Stratford (the Olympic Stadium)? We don't have to panic anymore whenever we get a question, our confidence is way out! So we have settled into a nice little routine…until today.
Two Silver medal rowers from Canada happened to be passing by us, and smiled too broadly at us. They were immediately nabbed by the team to take pictures. As we are not based at the Olympic Stadium, we have no chance of ever seeing the medals first hand, let alone even touching them. Yet here was I, holding a Silver medal so proudly as if I had won it!! I immediately noticed how heavy it was, much heavier than one would imagine, and very beautiful too. He said it was surreal winning it and standing on the podium to get it. I bet!!
We congratulated them warmly, took as many pictures as we could, of course, and sent them on their way!! I think they liked the sudden adulation and was enjoying every minute of it. In fact, we were all so excited, they forgot to give us their names!! I think they were Doug Csima and Natalie Mastracci...good detective work, I think!!
It was back down to earth for us afterwards. But it felt like walking on air on the way home! What next will there be, I wonder? :o)