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Having to rely on somebody else to get somewhere
Barely made it to class on time
Had to leave shortly after as I had to use the washroom because dammit my body decided twenty minutes before class was a good time
But I was on the road
Because god forbid my lift ever not leave at the last minute
This is pretty annoying in all situations, as feeling trapped in the literal sense is not good at all.
You always rely on people to go anywhere or do anything.
Yeah that's pretty fucking annoying.
Sucks since we only have one car in the family, so generally we have to share it between each other, which means someone is driving someone somewhere, or someone is taking the (awful) bus system.
I can't really speak on behalf of anyone else in Sydney, but public transport has actually proven to be very useful for me.
Of course, this could change completely once I eventually get a job...
Public transport in Sydney is great by the virtue of the whole "You can actually get anywhere ever" thing.
Public transport in Sydney is very, very useful (the trains in particular are a grobsend). Coming from Perth, where it wasn't until 2008 that they had any sort of a train system running through the city from the outer suburbs, it was a huge change. Still, I'm (very slowly) working on my Ls at the moment (not that I'd be able to afford a car, because no job/no drive).
Though, it's not like it's perfect either. I lost count of how many times I missed one bus by seconds and had to wait twenty minutes (as opposed to ten) for the next bus, then both of them would come together (usually with one crowded and one a ghost bus). That's probably a constant everywhere though.
This is rather frequent, yeah, especially in places where there are no trains or ferries. I went to high school in the Eastern Suburbs, for example, and I tried to avoid all the major bus stops for this exact reason.
I know this feeling. It kind of royally sucks.