I rarely used buses when we lived in Surrey, mostly because they didn't really go to where I wanted to go, and also because they cost money!
Since moving to Wiltshire, which almost coincided with my 60th birthday, I have a bus pass which means I can use them for free. There is a very convenient bus that goes from the market place and stops (as long as its one of the usual drivers) right outside our house.
We have two usual drivers, one does the ten to and the other does the twenty past, and look what they have done. Do bus drivers anywhere else do this?