Future You - Episode 21
Posted by Tim
Last week we talked the ‘walk’ versus driving benefits. This week we pile-on the driving disdain with a suggestion to choose public transportation over driving. Choosing to use public transportation not only reduces traffic and air congestion it also reduces disdain congestion - it’s usually a more carefree commute and it provides your current and future self with much-valued cash-savings.
To help you ‘Use public transportation’, here’s a simple 2-step process:
1 - Walk (or drive?) to the nearest public transport depot.
2 - Smile and look at someone in the eyes when you get on the (bus, ferry, train, subway, cable-car) and see if you can get people to smile back.
In addition to saving cash, carbon outputs and general commute disdain, your future you will get a kick out of the return smiles you get from your fellow commuters who may have had an ‘unwilling to smile’ sort-of-day up until then.
P.S. - It’s been reported that Corporate Housing companies help people use public transportation because corporate housing is all about efficiency and we help our guests find their easiest and smile-filled commute to their work. We also tend to give-out free smiles.
P.P.S - A new statute passed that starting in July 2023, DC’s bus system will be fee-free. https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/30/dc-free-bus-bill-becomes-law-zero-fare-transit.html