Although I've never owned a car, I do everything I can to avoid the bus. I prefer to walk, ride or barter Too Good Triangles to get things done than to spend time riding GRT. Mostly because it takes so much longer to get places by bus than by other means, and also because it's nauseating for me. My tummy has a hard time in most vehicles.
That being said, today I was so grateful to be rescued by the bus because the frigid cold weather felt unbearable after a while even though I was all bundled up.
Riding against today's -16 wind was actually painful. I had no bus tickets or cash, nor did I have a valid bus pass, but I took a chance and waited at the first bus stop I saw once I realized I couldn't keep going. I guess I just hoped the driver would be an amazing human and let me ride for free to the terminal across town so that I could get my bus situation in check and finish the rest of my errands.
Thankfully, the driver let me on and believed my story. We travelled right across town (from Hespeler to Galt) which is what I had planned to ride anyways as I had been doing a number of errands with half of them to go.
I am so grateful she made that possible. Thank you, GRT lady!
Isn't wonderful to know that goodness exists? That trust can be felt between strangers? That rules can be bent to help a frozen hottie out?
Being on the bus still sucked for my tummy and it took forfreakingever to get home and my phone died so I couldn't multitask, but I still smiled the whole time because it was 100x better than riding from place to place in the cold.
I was warm and oh so grateful. Life is good.
P.S. The picture was taken at the Ainslie Street terminal. I was trying to catch the very last of today's sun!
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