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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Your Life Isn't Worthless

I would like to remind all you transit user-types that catching the bus is not worth your life. You've probably seen it, a passenger sees a bus they want and they're on the wrong side of the street. This usually sane person will then run across moving

Posted on Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 7:17 AM

I would like to remind all you transit user-types that catching the bus is not worth your life. You've probably seen it, a passenger sees a bus they want and they're on the wrong side of the street. This usually sane person will then run across moving traffic and mow down pedestrians for the sake of catching a bus; a bus that comes every 15 minutes I might add. Once, I even saw someone drag their daughter across Chain Lake Drive (4 lanes, all busy) to catch a 52. We all hate transit to some degree and we don't like the idea of missing a bus, but is your life so worthless that you'd give it up to not have to wait 15 minutes? Do you care about your kids so much that you'd risk their lives too? It's one thing to run for a bus on the sidewalk, you're not going to get hit by anything that can kill you. It's another when you're playing Frogger on expert. Don't ruin a bus driver's life knowing that their bus was the reason you just had to die that day. This is especially true of the #1, but it applies to all routes, even the ones that run every hour.

Even better, try being at the stop a couple of minutes early. This will avoid looks from passengers who just want to get home and/or a driver passing you by. Your life is precious, treat it that way!

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