There is a chance that you belong to the “God, when am I going to get my own car”? group.
Well, I can’t answer that, for obvious reasons.
I can ask you why you don’t go for the more convenient options of car-hailing services, though. Oh wait, I have the answer; they are either not operational where you live, or you simply cannot afford to take them everyday. Heh, your account balance is a war zone — red everywhere.
Let me do you a solid and remind you of all some of the ways life can deal with you through this arrangement. I mean, you need reasons to intensify your prayers and double your hustle.
Rush Hours Are A Pain
Nobody really gets used to this. The sight of the mammoth crowd at the parks on Monday mornings is enough to give anyone panic attacks.
You’d been in frenzy since you woke up, hustling to hit the road as soon as you can. At the park, you realise that the jokes were on you because others were thinking the exact same thing.
So, this is what you meet:
Now, you have to jostle for a space bus with others that are as motivated as you. Something like this:
If you are lucky, this could be the end of your commute problems that morning, but sometimes, there are more tears to cry.
The Rain Doesn’t Rate You
This is you when it rains and you are tucked safely under your bed covers.
This is you when you are outside:
Now, you cannot control what happens. You could try not to get drenched with the constant thought of home in your mind.
But there is a problem; after a downpour, there are only a handful of operational vehicles — even the bikers will suddenly become choosy.
This means fares will double. Or you could eventually get drenched if the rains decide to do another round, or worse, a speeding car could splash water all over you to remind you how much your existence sucks. Pele dear, the universe has many ways it could mess with you.
Sharing Seats Isn’t Really Glamorous
Taking the bus means you have to share space meant for three people with four or more. But what do you do when you are wedged between two people who take up the space meant for four people? Nothing really, you just have to take it as one of those things.
Easier said than done, though; I know, I’ve been there.
Conductors Are A Nightmare
They make it s hard to like them, don’t they? But they are unavoidable. Because of them, your street sense is always on high alert. If you haven’t had a spat with one of them, then you haven’t really experienced the public transport system lifestyle.
Imagine going through all the stress to save money, and one smart conductor think they can hold on to your change. Hell would rain on the day you let that happen, and that’s a cause I could get behind.