The Wheels on the Bus

– So I just got home from my last day at my job, and I start the new one on Monday. Well, I guess you really can’t say it’s a totally new job, just that it’s at a different store, with different people and different potential. So as far as I’m concerned, it’s new, anywho…

– The job I just finished was at a store that was merely four blocks from my apartment. Now I’ll be working at a store that is about, well I’m not sure how many miles away, but it’s a 20 minute drive to get there. Only thing is, I don’t have a car. I haven’t for a long time now, but I’ve been close to work so hoofin it was the easiest way to get there. Not anymore.

– It’s mid month though, and since RTD doesn’t issue pro-rated monthly passes, I snagged a couple of 10-ticket passbooks. Now I have this fat wallet with passbooks sticking out of it, and I’m gonna have to figure out something to do with them. At least it’s only temporary, when I snag my monthly pass for July it’ll fit real nice in there.

– This whole thing has me thinking about the times when I’ve been a bus warrior. The good ones where you fully realize how stress-less it is to ride versus driving, and the bad ones when you missed the last bus, and it’s 1am on a Wednesday, so your only option is to call a cab. The people you see, the places you pass, riding the bus is an experience, and it’s one that I love. Looks like it’s You and Me, RTD!

3 Comments so far

  1. hubs (unregistered) on June 12th, 2006 @ 10:49 am

    i’m pretty sure rtd has $30 monthly passes. ask your job about ecopasses.


  2. Gabe (unregistered) on June 12th, 2006 @ 11:08 am

    the pass I need is the $54 one, and my company for some reason doesn’t do ecopass, but thanks anyway.


  3. Rob (unregistered) on June 14th, 2006 @ 8:18 am

    Speaking from the standpoint of someone who rode the bus every weekday for 90 minutes each way, for about a year, I can relate. There are occasionally some frustrations, but overall, I found my life became much less stressful when I didn’t have to sit in traffic and get pissed at other drivers. I probably read a good 50 books or so on the bus, too, compared to the handful of books I read the year before. Good stuff.



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