I have a confession to make: that I don’t own a car. This means that I am entirely dependent on the public transport system. And I am grateful that in the city where I live, the public transport system actually works. Granted, the train may occasionally be late for a few minutes. And the bus does, at times, seem to be almost always packed. Generally though, the system works.
On my part, I am always grateful for the public transport system for a couple of reasons. Firstly, given my current financial circumstances, I honestly don’t think that I can afford a car: both in times of buying it and maintaining it. For the sake of perspective, I would point out that the last time I checked, the cost of gas per gallon at the nearest Exxon gas station turned out to be nearly half of what I earn per hour. This, perhaps, is because my earnings are somewhere near the minimum wage. Secondly, even if I could afford a car I still find the whole idea of driving, looking for parking, getting the car washed and serviced… to be too much work. And for those reasons, I am always grateful for the public transport system , which reliably moves me from point A to point B without costing me too much or (really) stressing me up.