Thomas stood at Dublin Airport, a teenage boy with a mission. He needed to find the best way to get to the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin with his younger sister in tow. The problem was, they had a lot of luggage, and his sister was incredibly annoying. She sat on her phone all the time, and worse yet, had a short bladder. He was in for a long day.
He weighed his options. He could take a taxi, but he knew that would be expensive, and the traffic in Dublin could be brutal. The bus was an option, but that would be crowded, and he didn’t relish the idea of dragging his sister and their luggage through a packed bus. The train was also an option, but they would have to change trains, and the timing might be tight.
In the end, he decided to take the airport shuttle bus. It was the cheapest option, and it stopped near the Samuel Beckett Bridge. The downside was that the shuttle was often crowded, and he would have to carry all of their luggage on and off the bus. And there was the issue of his sister’s bladder.
As they got on the shuttle, Thomas’s sister immediately plugged in her headphones and started playing music. Thomas rolled his eyes and settled in for the ride. The shuttle was crowded, and they had to stand for most of the journey, holding onto their suitcases as the bus lurched through the traffic.
Every 30th minute, his sister would tap him on the shoulder and whisper that she needed to go to the toilet. Thomas gritted his teeth and tried to keep his cool. He knew his sister couldn’t help it, but it was still annoying.
Finally, they arrived at their stop. Thomas hauled their suitcases off the bus and led his sister towards the Samuel Beckett Bridge. She was still lost in her music, but Thomas could see her tapping her foot to the beat.
They made it to the bridge without any further incidents, and Thomas breathed a sigh of relief. They had made it, and he was proud of himself for finding the best way to get there. He even managed to tolerate his sister’s annoying behavior.
As they crossed the bridge, Thomas took a moment to enjoy the view of the River Liffey. It was a beautiful day in Dublin, and he was glad he had managed to get them there safely. He smiled to himself and thought, maybe this trip wouldn’t be so bad after all.