It shouldn't have been a big deal, really. But for some reason, I worked up every ounce of courage and gumption before I could board the Sooner Express for OKC. Even though I have depended on public transport in The District and in Europe, using the bus here in OKC seemed a little more intimidating. For one, the busses aren't as frequent. So if you miss it, you are out of luck. I was also afraid of walking to the transport hub in the afternoons, but I psyched myself up for it. And yesterday, I rode the bus.
And you know what? It was wonderful. The people were friendly. The passengers knew each other's names and there was a sense of real community. And I didn't have to drive. And I met new people. And I didn't have to drive. Oh, and I am contributing less to air pollution. And did I mention I didn't have to drive?
Needless to say, I loved it. I may be riding the bus to OKC every day.