But guess what... riding the bus is fine! I haven't contracted any diseases! I have read many interesting books (and by read many interesting books I mean completed many sudoku puzzles) and enjoyed the company of many interesting strangers, either downtowners fixated on their BlackBerries or teenagers trying to be really cool.
My point is, don't feel sorry for me because I don't have a car! Let me revel in the joy of riding the bus! Also, consider trying it sometime!