The Winter Quarter can be awful, and riding Unitrans doesn’t make it any better. It’s crowded, slow, and wet, and that’s not even when it’s raining. So to help you navigate this quarter, here are 5 tips for dealing with Unitrans during the winter.
5.) Just leave early you idiot:
The best way to beat the crowds during the winter is to plan ahead and take a bus that’s slightly earlier than the ones you need. Let’s say that you need to get to class at 9:00 a.m. The average student would take the 8:30 bus. However, the informed, prepared student knows to instead take the bus at 5:00 in the morning. The only possible issue with this is that the bus does not run that early, but don’t let that deter you.
4.) Assert your dominance:
Remember that you are the most important person aboard this bus. If people are still boarding, be sure to remind them that you have a midterm fifteen minutes ago that you can’t miss. That will definitely make them move faster. Be sure to remind the driver how worried you are about being late for the class that you can’t be bothered to bike to. While you’re doing this, remember to stand in the middle of the aisle and keep your backpack on like a jerk.
3.) Find other ways to class:
You can help reduce bus crowding by finding other ways to get to class. For example, if you have a friend with a car and a parking pass, try carpooling to work. Don’t be afraid to get creative. Try innovative ways to brave the winter commute, such as building a frame around your bike to prop up a dozen umbrellas to protect you from the rain. A little creativity goes a long way.
2.) Take weekend classes at clown college:
The bus can get incredibly crowded, and who is the best at fitting into crowded cars? Clowns. Learn the arcane secrets of clownery by enrolling in weekend classes at the clown conservatory in Sacramento. Fitting into small cars is taught on the fifth week of class, so you’ll have to wait a bit, but at least you’ll learn balloon animals, advanced pie-throwing, and walking in comically large shoes until then.
1.) Deal with it:
Let’s be honest, this is what you were going to do anyway. The bus may be crowded, but that’s because every other option you have is worse. What are you going to do, bike in the rain and cold? Walk? Just be nice to your driver and you’ll survive the twenty-minute bus ride to campus.
Rain or shine (but mostly rain), Unitrans are always there for you to get you where you need to be, a half-hour late maybe, but at least you get there.
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