The London Underground (subway) map.

if anyone out there currently uses a mass transportation system in a large city to commute to and from work, i'd like to hear about your experiences. 

how do you get over the initial shock of having to walk a mile to get to the train or bus stop, then wait for the train/bus, then spend 45 minutes riding the train/bus, then walk even more to get to where your office is?

all possibly in the rain, wind or snow? 

how do you keep your shoes and clothes looking good?

more importantly, how do you do it all over again at the END of the day when you're tired and just want to eat dinner or fall asleep?

what about women?  they have to do it all in generally uncomfortable high heel shoes?

doesn't the whole process age you prematurely?

do people ever really "get used to it?"