1. Because you can!

2. To see who will ride with you (Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. ~Oprah Winfrey~)

3. It's a cheaper form of transportation.

4. It's a safer way to ride (less fatalities than auto accidents).

5. You never know who will be on the bus.

6. Call it an educational experience, especially if you've never done it before.

7. Call it a refresher course if it's been a long time since you've done it.

8. You can read, study, text or do whatever while someone else drives (multitasking).

9. You can see life from a different perspective.

10. Because bus drivers like to see new faces (this is just pure speculation on my part).

Gratitude statement: I'm thankful for being able to embrace my insanity!

All gibberish within ©2004-2010 Mildred Ratched Memoirs.


  1. i took your suggestion, and i have ten reasons not to ride the bus
    1)the driver did not tip his hat
    2)the driver refused to stow my louis vitton bag properly
    3) they do not take american express
    4)the refreshments left in the seat crack were stale and poorly seasoned
    5)the drinks,although stimulating, were served in a brown paper bag
    6) there was no first class cabin
    7)the driver refused to make a teeny one block detour so i could look in the bloomies window
    8)many of the men were not even wearing ties
    9)the seats, or at least my seat, did not recline
    10)the steward did not appear even once
    all in all, it was a horrid experience, and i didn't even get bonus miles

  2. As someone who rides the daily on a daily basis I can truly say that the bus sucks hard.

  3. Riding the bus is a good metaphor for life's journey.

  4. Having been a bus rider for a number of years prior to obtaining my first 4-wheeled, 2-ton road menace.... I can most assuredly state that while the 6am conversations with archie and his brethren on the effects of the passage of time on take-out french fries and cola are certainly a must miss event.
    (archie, for those that might need a slight memory joggle, was the key-hopping author and companion of a delightful feline called mehitabel)