I think mass transit is for the young. Not that I consider myself ancient, but perhaps the phrase “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is true.
After years of wishing for mass transit in the Seattle area, I have changed my mind. I spent seven days in the New York/New Jersey area, testing various methods of transportation: rental cars, trains, subways and planes.
Day Five: Right, train, right ticket, right stop (at Newark to pick up a rental car), neglected to hear I needed the train ticket to be admitted to the AirTrain that services the airport. Had to buy a new ticket.
Day Six: I refused to go anywhere. Counted the steps from the first floor to the third and came up with a different number each time…