Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I survived the city bus!!!

i truly hate to admit this, but i have never, ever in my life ridden a city bus. i have taken max several times when i lived in portland, but never a city bus. too scary....too uncomfortable. i have always had a car, no need to take a bus. but today i had to take a bus. i rode from downtown to my house (there is a bus stop at my corner) and it was not as bad as i imagined it would be. but i really could not get over the thought of who had sat on these seats before me. i could smell the cigarette smoke off of several people. and well let's just admit it right now.........i am a bus snob!!!

i am not sure how thad does this everyday. he hops on the bus to wilsonville for his 40 minute commute, one way, and turns on his ipod and reads or falls asleep. then he turns around and does it at the end of the day. it has saved us so much money in gas, which is great. i am just not sure i could do it everyday. most of the people he rides with are business people, all headed to work. they ride together everyday. and i think that bus has cushioned seats!

i think that i am thankful for this transportation, but i will stick to driving my car as much as i can. i know........i am a total bus snob!


Teresa said...

HAHAHA!!! I love your honesty! :) When I was little we would always go on "adventures" and my mom would take all 4 of us along with one of her friends and her 3 children and we would ride the bus all over town :) I think the last time I was on a city bus was in my early 20's....maybe I should give it a try and see what the girls think. Thanks for posting...it was fun to read!