The ecological benefits of public transit are wonderful, and I'm sure we're all better off for having it, but I really hate public transit.
Tics aside, I have a hard time dealing with crowded busses, or the lack of control over your own enviornment: temperature, smells, proximity to other people, etc. In general, it's not a great scene.
Lately, though, my TS has made taking the bus an even less enjoyable experience. In my office, I have the opportunity to explain my situation to those I work closely with - or to leave my desk briefly to find a quiet area when supression isn't working. I don't love going through my series of tics in public but in most cases, anyone who sees me isn't going to see me for much longer.
But I have an hour-long commute on the bus. More often than not, most of that trip is standing, because the bus is nearly full by the time I get on. Now that's the kind of situation that makes me particularly anxious.
As you know, anxiety can worsen tics. And tics in public, especially when you're with complete strangers that you're now locked into spending the next hour with, aren't always the best.
Does anyone else have similar problems with public transit? Any suggestions on getting around it?
I can't afford a car at the moment, but I am looking into moving closer to work.