TechReady 13 Journal: T-2 days (Leaving VC)


T-2

The journey to TR13 started in Vancouver at the River Rock Casino, whereby I waited on the jetty as usual … enjoying the scenery and planes flying overhead while landing at VC International Airport.
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I managed to take a few pictures before catching the QuickCoach shuttle:
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The last picture is Bijan’s cave @ 12:30AM … next time you chat to us in a Live/Lync meeting, in particular with Bijan, you can imagine him sitting in his “green” office Smile

Unfortunately I fell asleep on the bus as usual and I will have to try and get some pictures of the stunning scenic drive on the way back on Friday.

Questions of the day:

  • Why am I asked what visa I have, when it is in my passport and on the custom official’s computer screen?
  • Why does a taxi from Seattle to Redmond (11miles) cost just about as much as a bus ride from VC to Seattle and back(142 miles x 2)?
  • Why do I always fall asleep on anything that moves?
Comments (2)

  1. Robert MacLean says:

    Some that I can answer:

    "Why am I asked what visa I have, when it is in my passport and on the custom official’s computer screen?" – It's a test. Need to ask you things you should know so we can spot lies.

    "Why does a taxi from Seattle to Redmond (11miles) cost just about as much as a bus ride from VC to Seattle and back(142 miles x 2)? " – Cause you splitting the cost with 40 people (i.e. numer of people on bus assumed to be 40). So you should divide the taxi by 40 and then compare.

  2. Good points Robert! Hopefully everyone noticed that I am asking these silly questions in jest 🙂

    It's a test … I understand, but what gets to me is the "how" the questions are asked. I am sure that if I would know the exact visa type and details, explain exactly what I do in my job, they would frown and sound an alarm. Personally I have been pretty lucky, but have seen a few horror stories of people getting grilled.

    Cause you splitting the cost … I understand the economics of numbers, but in terms of cabs it simply does not add up. I know you love stats and Excel … but when I do the rough maths (excluding maintenance and insurance)  the taxi is twice as expensive as the shuttle bus. I guess the fact that the taxi driver battled to see the road at night (I think) and constantly ignored the GPS directions (which resulted in about $10 of detours) was what made me think.