We have been without a car now for over a week. I know millions of people don’t not have a car. They walk. St Pete has the Metro, buses, trams, trolleys. We have rollerblades, bikes and great shoes. I even have a Gym membership where I walk on the treadmill, but I never walk to the Gym. In America, I lived across the street from Wal-Mart, but did I ever walk to Wal-Mart…of course not!!!
Tonight, I walked to English Café. It took 25 minutes. After Café, I thought I would “conserve my energy” and take the bus. I just missed 2 buses, so I waited 7 minutes for the next bus. I got on, not knowing that it was the wrong bus. I hopped off at the next stop. Now halfway home and 15 minutes into my conservation project, I debated for a total of 2 seconds whether or not to take another bus. A bus would put me 5 minutes from my house or I could walk the remaining 15 minutes. I took the trolley. So after a bus, a trolley, a 7 minute wait and a 5 minute walk…I made it home in exactly 28 minutes!!!