I live in Rheden through the week and in Uden at the weekend. Most of the time that works fine. The travelling time is doable - about two hours - and I know all about the delights of standing in buses. Once in a while I have left a book behind in Uden, but this was usually some unimportant reading matter that it was a pity I'd spent good money on, really. Now that I have all but finished my applied sciences degree, though, the trouble has started.
As for me, the biggest hassle resulting from this chaos is when I lose something. To give an example: the university vaccination centre in Wageningen is to be privatized, so I though it would be a good idea to get a subsidized rabies shot while I can. After all, I have no idea what I am going to want to do with my life, so why not get a rabies vaccination now?
You've guessed it: I was of course convinced that my vaccination booklet was in Rheden. After pulling open a few drawers, I suddenly realized it must be in Uden. In a flurry of bad priority-setting, I rushed straight off to Rheden station. When I got there it came to me that my yellow booklet had been in my bag all along. By going a long way round, I tried to sneak back to my student house unnoticed. No good: my housemates had watched the whole show - including the detour - roaring with laughter. I really need a holiday. Far from home - any home. See you in September.