While I was being prepped for the procedure, the cardiologist explained a few more things, including that I wouldn't be able to drive for some time afterwards.
"That's not an issue for me," I said, "I don't drive."
"Oh," he replied, "You got here in an ambulance?"
"No," I said, "I took the bus."
A look of pure incredulity flashed across his face. "You took the bus? Why wouldn't you take the ambulance?"
"It seemed excessive," I told him.
He laughed out loud. "It seemed excessive," he said, shaking his head.
So yes, everyone: Point taken. The Head of Cardiology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre agrees with you. The bus was not one of my better ideas. Sheesh! Can we move on to the procedure?