No one is generally going to screw themselves intentionally.
Aside from this self-inflicted mess called the sub-prime mortage crisis and soon to be called jumbo loan crisis. Most people arent' going to inflict pain on themselves.
Case in point, I'm thinking of going to a picnic today and investigating taking mass transit. Drive 24 minutes, Mass transit best effort 2 hours 7 minutes. It's faster for me to ride my bike the 14 miles. It's under consideration. Off to the farmers market to mull over it.
No one's throwing themselves in front or on the bus if it completely insults your life by stealing time, which is life itself.
Have a good weekend everyone.