In theory public transport is great and has multiple benefits- less carbon emissions, decreases road conjestion is a community benefit and you get to meet other people. Well today I reminded myself that in theory public transport is great but in practise its utterly crap and I want my car back.
Needing to get a few things I decided to catch the bus to Charlestown after Dios had his second sleep, so off we went to catch the bbus at 11:20am. I met a lovely older man at the bus stop so that did at least confirm that you can meet some nice people. Getting on the bus was a tad difficult with the pram but I managed to sit in the pram designated seats and strap the pram in. IT TOOK AN HOUR TO DRIVE TO CHARLESTOWN (normally I think 15 mins max). Fortunately Dios was a trooper and thought it was great that he could small at all the older people on the bus.
I went and did my shopping, Dios had a sleep in his pram and then back on the bus. Unfortunately the trip home was also at the time when school finished so I got onto a very full bus with the pram space already taken. I had to leave my beast of a pram in the centre isle and the bus driver refused to leave the bus stop till someone gave me there seat. Once again it took an hour and once again Dios was a trooper. There were some jems of people on this trip, from the smell and sound of things there were four intoxicated people combined with the classy people that live in my area.
Needless to say if I attempt this again it will only be for a very good reason, secondly planners from the past were insane when they thought unconnected suburbs would be a great place to live.