Thankful Thursday: Public Transit Edition

So, this week I officially started taking the bus to work. I have to wake up at five in the morning, I have to stand out in the cold, and as though I’m not “bleh” enough, there hasn’t been a day this week where I haven’t been in pain (seriously, I threw my back out on Monday morning, pulled a muscle in my leg on Tuesday night, and today I have cramps that feel like I’m being stabbed repeatedly).

It’s really, really tough to get excited about this when everything is such a big mess, you know?

So, I’m doing something a little different with Thankful Thursday, this week. Instead of ten things I’m thankful for, I’m going to list all the reasons why taking public transit is awesome! Whoo!

  1. It’s better for the environment. Less cars means less emissions.
  2. It’s cheaper than driving my morning commute would be (if I drove), because gas prices.
  3. I can nap. Try that on your morning commute, I dare you!
  4. I see very interesting people.
  5. You see parts of your city you otherwise may never have known existed.
  6. No one tries to force pointless chit-chat with me (or it happens very, very rarely).
  7. Sometimes I walk away with pretty interesting stories.
  8. Once, when I was getting on the bus with my bright red buzzcut, the bus driver asked me if I was a model. ~*~Ego~*~
  9. When taking the trolley, there’s no sitting in awful commuter traffic.
  10. It gets me to stick to a consistent schedule.

And just to keep in the theme of thankfulness, let me leave you with this:
I am thankful that I did not audibly pass gas on the bus this morning, although I will admit I am not very thankful that I was sitting behind the person who did. Ick.

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4 comments

    • When it comes to public transit, east coast just annihilates the west. San Francisco’s kind of got it down, but down here in San Diego it’s still kind of a mess. But I do love riding! I could probably spend all day riding back and forth on the trolley listening to music and people watching!

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