Hello everyone! Just an update with regards to a significant (enough) change to my monthly finances.
My chauffeur (guy who lives near me and drove me to work) no longer works where I do, I I must suffer the wrath of public transport.
It’s okay though. Since we moved offices from the middle of nowhere (only one bus that came once an hour or half-hour if you’re lucky) to a business park, getting the bus isn’t such a big deal.
There are several buses I can get. However, here’s the tricky part!
There are (at least) 3 different bus companies that run them!
Here’s the pricing for a monthly ticket:
Green Bus company: £64
Pink Cheaper bus company: £63
Mystery bus company: I have no idea because I don’t know what firm this is!
So, I paid £82 for my monthly ticket. Why? It’s £20 more than any of those! Well, it gets me on any bus in West Yorkshire (as far as I’m aware).
Well, ideally I’d love to get Pink Bus Company all the time, but I’ve found that on the way home from work their buses are a little unreliable – I can see 3 green buses go past in the space of an hour, but no pink ones. And sometimes I’m fed up and just want to go home! So I’d end up paying £2.60 to get home. And if that happens 8 times in a month, I might as well have bought an all-company fare.
If I decided to go for Green bus company – their buses get me too work a little too late, and I’d have to shell out £2 to get to work on time. This happens 10 times in a month and I might as well get the all-company fare.
And the Mystery bus! It’s cheaper than the others, but it seems to never come when it says and only turns up randomly! No good! But with my card, if I see it I can jump on it which is great because it goes closest to my office.
But Emma you say Why not buy a yearly pass? It would cut my monthly outgoings to £70/month – which is cool! But I don’t know where I’ll be in a year! And a year gives me a longer time to lose something.
Or, why not learn to drive? I think that’s fodder for another post.