Having just missed the 8:01, I waited for the 8:10, which would mean I'd get to work by about 9:15. Actually, I didn't wait for the 8:10 - it was cancelled. Due to this cancellation, the 8:19 was quite full. Even when the school kids got off at Mentone, the train was rather full. I thought I'd try a different carriage, so that I could (hopefully) find somewhere to finish what I have been writing without anyone looking at the screen. Seeing that the other carriages were the same, I decided to stay off the train at Mentone, have a much needed toilet break, then get the next train.
The next train was also cancelled. I wondered off to Bakers Delight and wasted $1.70 that I can't really afford on a cheesymite scroll that was rather disappointing. I returned to the station in time for the next train, which was running late. Before it arrived, I heard an announcement that the train after it would not run. Every second train for about an hour cancelled. Not good. Knowing I couldn't miss yet another train, I squeezed on board.
So, instead of getting to work at 9:20 via a full train, I got to work at 10am via a train that felt like it belonged in Tokyo at peak hour. Nice. And I still haven't finished what I was writing.