I just have to say that life without a car is a serious commitment. Using public transportation, for all its wonderful perks, can be hard work. It is a commitment to ride the bus to work in the rain, sleet or snow (all of which we had over the weekend). It is a commitment to stand outside waiting for the bus, while the wind gusts are so hard you lose your cap and your scarf threatens to strangle you.
Life without a car makes you more paranoid about the time as well. Let’s say you wake up 5 minutes late. It sets your whole morning routine off by 5 minutes. Five measly minutes. If you had a car, no prob, you are just five minutes late to work (or you speed – which I, of course, would never do – haha!) But, if you ride the bus, and your whole morning routine is off by 5 measly minutes, it means, you guessed it, you miss your bus. And the next one doesn’t come around for another 15 minutes. Making you now 20 minutes late to work.
Most days, I love the life of a non-car owner. I love being environmentally responsible and doing my small part. I love not having to pay for or worry about the maintenance of a car. I really enjoy the interesting people you meet at bus stops. Most days, I really like public transportation.
Today, was not one of those days.