If you intend to ride the bus, are waiting for the bus to arrive and are actually at the bus stop where the bus will pick you up, don’t be surprised when the bus does show up, and you have to either a) pay for your ride, or b) show your bus pass.
This happens every time you get on the bus. EVERY TIME. It shouldn’t take you 5 minutes of standing on the bus stairs digging for your pass (or wallet) when you’ve just been at the bus stop waiting for this very bus to appear and take you elsewhere.
I’m not really a big fan of the boy scouts, but everyone could take a page from their book and BE PREPARED.