So I've come to terms with something the last couple weeks. Taking the bus is more expensive than driving.
Even with the parking pass I pay monthly for a spot that is only 2 blocks from work. Even with the price of gas rivalling that of the finest cuban cigars that can fill my tank. Even with the astronomical insurance I pay monthly due to the fact that I seem to have a magnet attached to any car I'm driving with gravitational pull towards things that are NOT MOVING.
It's the fact that the bus costs 2 dollars each way to take me to work from home and to home from work. Meh, no big deal. Wrong! I am one of those people that doesn't carry change/cash on me. Now financial analysts will wag their fingers at me and give a lecture about interact fees, but shove it. I don't care. I don't like carrying cash and change because then I spent it. And then I feel guilty.
Why would anyone choose to do that?
So I interact when I will, but minimal at that. And now that I have to carry cash around to take the bus money is literally flying out of my wallet. Five dollars is frolicking towards the magazine stand over there! Three dollars is going to the egg sandwich for breakkie. And odd bits of change here and there are just sucked up into the vortex of my ginormous purse/suitcase with straps.
No other mode of transportation forces me to go to the bank machine throughout the week to get crisp twenties only to break them down into teensy wads of indispensable change which disappear. My gas is paid for in my car in full, on time and without having to break down change. I could get a bus pass, but why do that when right now I am shopping to get a new car anyways! It's like I'm in transportation purgatory.
So I say fuck you to the transit system which is meant to be environmentally safe and a better system for all, because all you're doing is draining money I could be using on more useful things. Like beer and technology things with shiny buttons.