What I hate the most about living in LA is that the public transportation schedules suck total and complete ass.
So we had an appointment at 9 am, and we left the house a little earlier than usual because we had to grab change for the bus. We grab the change and then we notice that the bus we were supposed to take came 10 minutes early and was just driving off as we were crossing the street.
Now this wouldn’t be a problem if this bus didn’t run only once every fucking hour. Sigh. Luckily, I was able to get a ride with Rydia while the dorky half waited for the next bus. As long as one of us made it on time, he would have been able to come in and do what he needed (which, apparently was nothing), and we can leave together.
I finished with my appointment before even the second bus made it there. In fact, that bus was 10 minutes late. WTH. I still had Rydia with me, and since I’m still under the “under baby-weight rule” 1, I really shouldn’t be holding the carseat/stroller. Which is why he opted to come anyway.
He gets there 2 minutes before the bus was supposed to come. Except it didn’t. REALLY?! It came about 5-7 minutes late, and since the next bus that we’re supposed to take came in 5 minutes at that point, we were hoping that it would be late (it usually is, but today…). It wasn’t late. In fact, we got there 6 minutes late, thanks to that delay, so we were waiting for yet another hour to get this bus.
The good news about that is that at least we didn’t have to stand outside in the heat (we luckily beat the afternoon heat), because there were several options as to where we can go and feed Rydia/ourselves, or go to Target, and window shop for a playmat for Rydia. We opted for the food, and this bus came right on time.
It’s one of the few things I miss about New York–the buses there can come early and it wouldn’t really put a dent in getting to places because there will at least be 1 more coming in 5 minutes. But seriously, Mondays suck ass as it is. Why the hell did the public transportation have to fuck us sideways too?
- Rydia is over 10 pounds, so I can’t lift anything that weighs more than her due to the c-section ↩