I usually take a bus to work around 930 in the morning. Late, yes, but I usually start my work day at 8. Anyway, that’s not the point.
I usually manage to catch the same bus – by time, route and the driver! And for two reasons. One is, duh, that’s the first bus around this time.
Second is the driver! This guy gives you a “good morning!” as you board the bus. And I usually wish him back. And this simple exchange brightens up my mood for a very long time into the day.