As I mentioned, I'm back in the boondocks, so I recently tried to venture into Orange County on the OCTA bus fleet. It worked out great: comfy seats, reasonable fare, beautiful beach views, except for one thing. On Sundays, on the route I took (line #1), it's an hour between buses.
This wasn't an issue on the way there. When transit service frequency is that crappy, you should look up a timetable. The problem hit me on the way back. I just missed a bus, knowing full well as I saw it tantalizingly close it would be an hour before the next one came. To add insult to injury, I probably would have made it if the intersection had been configured to allow pedestrians to cross in two directions at every corner.
Luckily I had a plan. Having anticipated just such a catastrophe, I busted out a book I had brought and got my read on at a bus stop which mercifully had both a bench and shade.
If I made a habit of riding OCTA routes like these, I'm sure I could get an English degree in my spare time.