19 things you’ll understand if you don’t have a car
Top things that are understood only by those who does not own a car.
Despite the fact that over the past 10 years, our country has become one of the leaders in the personal growth of the fleet, the average level of motorization in the country lags behind the level of developed countries. Yes, in large cities many families own several cars.
But in the whole country, many people can’t afford to own the vehicle or just don’t want to drive for other reasons. Can you imagine life without a car? No? Then you will never understand those who every day use public transport. Here are 19 things you will understand only those who owns a car.
1. Daily search friend, an acquaintance or companion to drive you to work
Every day you in the evening wondering who tomorrow to get to work. Many people often call up friends to see along the way whether they are with you. Someone spent hours looking for a travel companion for various online services or go to the neighbors to find a companion.
2. You are always attached to someone else’s schedule
No matter what type of transport you use, if you do not have your personal car, you are in any way tied to someone else’s schedule. It is very inconvenient.
3. You can go anywhere on foot
Know what the advantage of those who do not have a car? If motorists never have enough time or they are just too lazy to take a walk, those who live without a car, there is a great opportunity to build on the smartphone any Hiking trails on the way to work, to shop, etc.
4. Grocery shopping becomes an adventure and training
Know the difference between one who does not own a car, all motorists? For those who walk to the store on foot, sometimes the road turns to the journey and training. Especially if one store does not have all the necessary ingredients. In this case, a trip to the store turns into a real quest. Also, loaded themselves with bags, people without a car, in fact, doing sports.
5. Someone who can’t drive, never asked to be the designated driver at the party
Know how to drivers, which the company has chosen the designated driver? Imagine what it feels sober driver in the company of his friends at the party when everyone around me by degrees? For someone who doesn’t drive, there is immunity from the election of a sober driver.
6. You don’t need to worry about fines from the cameras and spend money on paid Parking
Know that most annoys drivers in the cities? Fines from cameras, a few free Parking spaces and Parking costs. Those who does not own a car, these problems are not of concern.
7. When you give someone your car keys, your face looks like this
If you can’t ride or you have little to no experience driving, then when you your friend gives you the keys to the car, offering a ride, your soul goes to the heel from the huge amount of adrenaline and fear gripped you.
8. Your life is closely connected with public transport
Those who own a car, do not know what the public transport. Therefore, motorists will never understand those who every day use public transport. Many drivers are contemptuous of public transport, preferring to stand for hours in traffic on the way to work, while those who do not have a car, two times faster commute in rush hour to anywhere in the city.
In fact, in public transport there is nothing wrong. In many countries, even wealthy people, and many officials often use public transport, saving your time and money. Remember that time is priceless.
9. The ability to decipher the incredibly complicated bus routes and schedules
I wonder how many motorists can easily decipher the rebus in the form of bus schedules at bus stops and train platforms? I think not. But for those who each day travels by public transport, it is easy and simple.
10. Endless waiting…
The motorist does not understand what a very long waiting for the bus or cancelled trains. In this case, the time runs worse than the time spent by the driver in the tube.
11. Understanding that the majority of buses, trolleybuses, trams and trains running on Murphy’s law
Not many motorists know that public transport in our country (and not only) is actually working on Murphy’s law. For example, do you know one of the most famous of Murphy’s laws? Here it is: everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. If you redefine this foreign law on the Russian fashion, then the public transport works in Russia by the “law of meanness”.
12. When you do everything in a hurry
He who lives without a car, knows how quickly time passes. So life without a car – it’s a rush to be able to do all his work. The motorist will understand what it feels pedestrian, Jogging overcoming the transitions in the subway, hurrying to stop, or what is to rush to the station to catch the train.
13. What is late returning home
Not many drivers get back from work too late, you can not say about those who are returning after a hard day in remote parts of the city or region. Alas, late night public transport is not running as often as at rush hour. In the end, many people have long wait for public transport to go home.
14. You used to travel on public transport, standing, to be able to breathe
Unfortunately, in major cities of our vast country, public transport is often overloaded. Especially in the morning and evening hours. Those who every day goes to public transport in the rush hour knows that it is better not to sit down and ride standing up. So it will be easier to breathe. Particularly relevant to this Council in the summer.
15. You can create a personal space in public transport when possible
Release to work motorist on public transport and in the evening you will see a man, squeezed like a lemon, which is to curse public transport. And no matter what country it is. But those who don’t know what it’s like to own a car, I don’t notice the stress of public transport, ignoring the others. As a result, many when travelling on public transport can create when there is the possibility of personal space.
16. Sometimes you’re afraid of pickpockets, beggars and terrorists
Unfortunately, travel on public transport carry a risk. After all, public transport is the area of a mass congestion of people where there are always risks. But owning a car there are other more dangerous risks.
17. You often miss your stop
The car owner does not understand what miss my stop. But those who have long commutes on public transportation, I know firsthand what it’s like.
18. Whatever you do, you always get to where you need…
When you use public transport, your route depends on your actions. So whatever you do, public transportation will always bring you to where you need to.
19. You can always choose the most convenient route by public transport and
Going on their own to work in large cities, you can choose the best route of the trip based on the projected travel time. To do this, you have a choice: to go on the train, on the subway, bus, minibus, trolleybus or tram. It sometimes allows to reduce considerably the journey time. Unfortunately, if on your way to work, no toll roads, driving a car, you only have one way to work – to stand for hours in traffic.