Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Reason #27 to get a car:Stourbridge Bus Station
I have been doing most of my shopping in Stourbridge Town Centre because it is convienently located, on only one bus route, and has essentially everything I need. However, I am recently becoming more agitated by the experience of riding the bus to get where I need to be. First off, the buses, as you may expect are not always on top of their timetables. I often can end up standing in the cold for 20-30 minutes (sometimes longer) for a bus to go somewhere that would take five minutes to drive. I get on the bus and try to find a seat where I won't have to sit next to anyone and where there is not a unidentifiable stain on the seat. I arrive at Stourbridge and head down the stairs to the "Subway," a small set of tunnels that connect the High Street to the bus station. Walking through this tunnel is like walking through an elongated men's bathroom at the Alley Cat. I complete my shopping and head back through the tunnel of piss to wait again for the bus, lugging my heavy bags the whole time. Well, my legs and arms are definitely buffing up, I'm sure. Still, I can go to the gym for that; I'd much rather have a car!