Friday, April 4, 2014
There's a Mensa dinner next week just south of here. It would take me 21 minutes to drive to it.
Being a good citizen, I wondered if it would be possible to take a train or bus to it. Once it warms up around here, the highways get clogged with stop-and-go frustrating "shore traffic", so it might be a useful idea anyway to check out the buses. So I asked Google maps.
Well, yes. I can get there by bus. Sort of.
First I walk a mile, and catch a bus that will take me north several miles, where I transfer to a different bus that goes back south. Then, halfway to the restaurant, I transfer to a third bus for the remainder of the trip, then walk several blocks. Total time, 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Or, I can walk it in 5 hours and 13 minutes.
And we wonder why everyone needs a car and drives everywhere.