When one gets on the wrong bus, it is easy to panic.
The landscape is strange.
The streets are unfamiliar.
The route seems to wend and wind in every direction except the way you wish to go.
It is not always a bad thing to call a friend, get off the bus, and await another ride home.
But often if one trusts the initial decision and has the time, the longer ride is worth it.
Remember that usually there is more than one way home.