Whether you’re a regular on the OC or an occasional rider, we all know the (cough) joys of waiting for the bus.
Next time you find yourself patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for the red and white, maybe do a quick look at your surroundings. Because walking to the next stop could make a difference to your wait time. In your mind at least.
A study out of the University of Minnesota found that three things shifted people’s perception of time: air pollution, traffic and trees. Pollution and traffic made a 10 minute wait feel more like 12. Conversely, trees nearby made the wait feel like a mere 7 minutes. That’s a 5 minute perception difference. (I can do math.)
So. Consider this your incentive to walk an extra block or two to a better stop. And get in some extra steps. Win. Win.