When I lived in Moscow, Russia, I used the public transportation system to get around the city. One day, I accidentally got on the wrong bus and ended up in the middle of nowhere.
I was completely lost. I looked around and saw a field with some trees. There was a two lane road, but I didn’t see anything in the distance.
I thought about my predicament for a while. This was in the mid 90’s, so I didn’t have a cell phone. Also, there wasn’t a payphone in the area.
I decided to hitchhike to the nearest subway station. I was very familiar with the subway lines and had a map, so I knew I could get home if I could just get to the subway station.
It was the best plan I could come up with at the time and it worked. I made it home and felt very relieved.
A few days later, I talked to my mom on the phone and told her the story. She was not enthused. I got a lecture about being safe and other stuff like that.