Thanks for the replies. Yes, I use NextBus (it’s reliable on somedays, and not on others) and minimize the time I have to wait at the bus stop. I don’t wear my earphones and I don’t talk on my cell phone. But if you’re a small-ish person and you’re all by yourself in an empty neighborhood, there’s really nothing to prevent you from looking like a potential victim. I was curious to know whether others have felt unsafe waiting at a bus stop/walking to the metro during daytime.