I don’t complain much about transit in Vancouver. I actually think it’s pretty great - compared to what I was used to, anyway.
But I still complain a bit.
And it’s not even because the service is horrible. Instead, I complain about transit because I don’t want to blame it on myself whenever I get late to places.
Blaming your lack of punctuality on transit has so many options: traffic, bus stopped in the middle of the road, bus hit somebody, cyclist didn’t know how to put the bike on the rack and took over a hour to do so, drunk man wouldn’t get off the bus… So many options.
But people eventually can tell that you’re lying because there is NO WAY that all of that happened in a week. Or worse: in a day.
Save the planet, take the bus!
(Not really, but it’s not like you can park downtown anyway.)