The Good things about public transportation
Being a 37-year old who has lived in California most of my life and never getting my driver's license, I wanted to give public transportation a little love note (a letter would be too much...it's still public transportation!). 🚅🚎🚍🚇🛳
- •People watching!Living in the Bay Area, this is even more fun! Who needs a lifestyle or fashion magazine. Dress do's and don't's are happening in real life. 🤓
- •Moral high ground!And I'm not even talking about bragging rights for the lower carbon footprint. As the only person whose commute is the longest on public transportation at my office, I've yet to get dinged for being late all the time. The fact that I'm the only minority and a Mom might also help, though😆.
- •Listening to strangers' conversations!I usually have my headphones on when I'm commuting. But on the rare times I don't have them, I am gifted with a woman cussing out her partner over the phone or the two guys in suits having "my penis is bigger than yours" conversation. Both give me fodder to laugh about with my friends and family later.👂
- •Encouraging me to be always prepared!Taking public transportation consistently throughout my life, has forced me to think about surviving all kinds of disasters. This in turn has made my purse the holder of all things. I can't tell you how often a friend or family member will seek me out for a random item. 👜
- •It gives me "Me" time!Every ride on the train, bus, or whatever, I get to do what I want. With work at one end and a house of kids on the other end, I love having the time to finally watch the new Mindy Project episode or listen to the explicit versions of songs I like. 🤗
- •Superwoman like immune system!After sitting on some of the sketchiest seats and holding onto the dirtiest handles, I must have(or I think I have) one of the strongest immune systems around. Whenever the flu (or whatever else) is going around, I either don't get it or am the last to get it. 🏋