Reasons I like riding the bus:
1) seeing the pregnant mom with three young children and being glad it's not me
2) accidentally eavesdropping on a cell phone conversation and realizing that I still understand more Spanish than I thought I did
3) not having to drive, or think, or pay attention to anything for a little while. feeling like i'm "supposed" to be just reading or daydreaming or playing games on my cell phone.
4) no parking hassles
5) no parking tickets
6) relinquishing control and my obsession with being on time