Among the downsides of living in uruguay there definitely is urban transport. In Uruguay the time spent waiting for buses it's like some patience endurance test run by the goverment in cooperation with the transport companies. Seems to be part of long term goverment policy for raising buddas among the population. There is no such a thing as bus schedules on the bus stops, and if you by some mysterious means come to the possesion of one, any coincidence with reality is an event comparable to planets aligning, or eclipses. You see, here in uruguay, if the thing's supposed to pass by 5:00 chances are that it may pass 4:50 or 5:10, if not worse. But I guess the whole uruguayan punctuality culture could be a post on itself.
Finally when the bus does arrive, you are so happy that you dont mind sharing a box intended for 32 seated passangers with 60 persons more, like some weird solidarity movement with canned sardins. What's the choice?, keep on waiting? ...