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Do you recall the first time you ever went on a bus or train by yourself?

  1. Ebonny profile image92
    Ebonnyposted 5 years ago

    Do you recall the first time you ever went on a bus or train by yourself?

    Where did you go and why, and did you feel excited, anxious, terrified or something else.

  2. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Yes, 1956, I was 8, Harlow, to Broxbourne, on British Rail Steamer, to go swimming at |Hoddesden pool.  Yes, I was excited, not at travelling by myself for the first time,  I've always had plenty of self confidence, but being on this massive steam engine.

    1. Ebonny profile image92
      Ebonnyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hope you enjoyed it.

  3. JimTxMiller profile image77
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    The summer 0f 1960, best I recall, when I was about 11 or 12. Took the bus with my little sister from Wichita Falls, Texas, to Rule, Texas, a trip of about 2.5-3 hours to spend a week or so with cousins. Excited to be going on my own and a touch anxious about being in charge of my sister away from home.

    1. Ebonny profile image92
      Ebonnyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow - that was quite a journey for your first time.  No doubt your parents felt you were mature and sensible enough to cope and supervise your sister.

  4. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Yes, When I was around 10 on a bus to visit relatives in up state Virginia.

  5. Seafarer Mama profile image90
    Seafarer Mamaposted 5 years ago

    I was studying in Ireland and took the bus from Galway to Cork by myself for the Jazz Festival. Met a woman on the bus who took me in for the weekend and showed me around town. brilliant fun! :0)

    1. Seafarer Mama profile image90
      Seafarer Mamaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ... in 1985..:0)

  6. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    No, because that time has not occured yet. And I hate to think of the day when it does. I'll be so confused...

    1. Ebonny profile image92
      Ebonnyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey you can use a sat nav for your first time !

  7. Ebonny profile image92
    Ebonnyposted 5 years ago

    Well my first journey on a bus by myself was when I was approximately 10 years old.  I was travelling to visit a friend to spend the day at her house.

    I was anxious not to miss my stop on the bus, going and coming back.  Looking back I'm surprised I was so anxious as I had been taking myself back and forth to school and doing local errands to shops since the age of about 4.  Perhaps it was the fact that if I missed my stop the bus might take me to somewhere I didn't recognise and I would have difficulty in getting back.  That said, the journey was only about 5 or 6 stops away from my house and I could have walked it anyway!  Anyhow, afterwards I was quite proud of myself for journeying without mishap.

  8. peachpurple profile image84
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    Yeah, the 1st time i sit on public bus, i had encounter a molester. I was on the way to work, in the early 18 years old. The molester used his leg to stroke my lower part of my leg. I stared at him and told him to buzz off. He pretended nothing happened and continued doing so until i couldn''t stand anymore. I left the bus and catch another bus instead. A bad experience for me.

    1. Ebonny profile image92
      Ebonnyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry to hear of this but well done you for speaking out - many are too timid to say anything at all.

  9. CASE1WORKER profile image67
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I can I was 11 years old and had won a place at the local Grammar School which was some 5 miles from home and involved me getting on the bus.
    That bus ride was to become my daily routine for the next five years. I can remember standing out doors in the snow and the rain waiting for the bus that was always late. My parents moved when I was in the 6th form and at least I could walk to school

  10. jp12 profile image61
    jp12posted 5 years ago

    One of the first times I got a train by myself was in France.  I was soo nervous and luckily had someone at either end putting me on and taking me off the train however, I made a big mistake and got off at the wrong stop!!!

    It was quite funny actually... I was stood up on the train because I was too nervous to leave my suitcase and go look for a seat.  The train was quite old so there were no announcements saying what stops we were at and usually there are signposts when you arrive into the station.  I am quite tall and when we can to the stop I shouldn't have got off at there was a sign to Le Mans which is where I had to get off.  Despite being told the station was huge and lots of people will be getting off I panicked, picked my suitcase up and jumped off.  It was as I looked up at the sign I realised that above it was an arrow pointing down the train track and the station was tiny with no one on it!!! I turned to get back on but the train was already moving on!! HA I rang my mum like soooo i might have made a mistake!!

    Since then I have been sure to double check the signs!!!

 
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