Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Things I Hate About Public Transport

I hope you guys are still enjoying these posts and don't think I am just the biggest, moaniest, hater in the world haha. Even if you do I bet there is something on this list you agree with - no one 100% adores public transport! If you do, you must have the patience of a saint... Anyway, here are the things that I HATE about public transport!!


Chair Kickers
I don't even know where to start without sounding like a stuck up cow. It isn't just kids (although their incessant feet swinging banging off the back of your chair is just as annoying) but adults too. I know there is never enough leg room, especially with having two tall men in my family but just be careful while fidgeting please, as chair kicking isn't just annoying but can be painful for some of us!

Smelly Food Eaters
Blurgh! I have issues with food as it is and people eating in confined spaces near me, but if you must can't you make it something with a less offensive smell than eggs or fish?!

Space Invaders
There are a million other seats, I have purposely chosen a seat away from others because I don't do well with social interaction, but you have decided you just have to sit in the seat next to me. Why?!

Quite Coach Disregard-ers
The name 'quiet coach' means that that particular coach is for people who want to travel in quiet. That means: turn your phone onto silent, go into the vestibule if you need to make a call, no loud music, sit in another coach if you want to drink alcohol and 'have a laugh', (preferably) no babies/children screaming, crying and anything else that isn't quiet. How hard is it to just be able to travel in peace?!

Reservation Thieves
Perhaps people do it on purpose thinking that no one will ask them to move, and in my situation, that is correct because I hate confrontation and would rather stand than ask them to move. The thing is if they wanted a seat so badly, why not book their ticket and make reservations like the rest of us? Not only that but sometimes there are actually plenty of free seats but Charles McGee just has to sit in the seat you've booked. Awkward as sin.

Aeroplane Scent
Please tell me someone else knows what I mean? I dunno if it's the just the air from being at high altitudes, the air con or the smell of all those strangers but the air inside planes (while on the ground or in the sky) just doesn't smell right to me.

London Tube
Ha! This one I could do a whole post on! I detest the tube. It's no secret that I dislike having to ever go to London as it is but the tube is a whole other kettle of fish.
- People who run for trains when they are literally every 2minutes.
- Pushing people and cramming on when you could wait for the next one (in 2minutes!)
- Treating 'tourists' like rubbish when they are contributing to your cities economy.
- The heat.
- People who get angry if you have any sort of bag. (Do you expect us to walk? You walk! You have nothing to carry Mrs High and Mighty!)
- Literally absolutely everything else.

Ignorant Sitters
This particularly applies to buses I have been on where kids and adults alike will sit in the priority seating yet will not stand and give up their seat when an elderly person gets on. Get up you selfish, rude fools and respect your elders! I personally stand for anyone older than me, if there are no other seats, despite struggling with standing for long periods myself. Not that I ever sit in priority seating, because I'm not ignorant :)

 Germs Spreaders
Take a Strepsil, cover your mouth with your elbow crack, stay home if you have to, but if you make me ill by coughing all over or sneezing into your hand and then touching things I will track down the witches from Hocus Pocus or something and plan your demise. 

Not letting people off
LET ME OFF. Do not attempt to board the bus, train, etc until everyone has gotten off. Surely that's common sense?


And breathe! I am sufficiently wound up now so I'd better move on to typing up a happier post. 
If you can relate to any of this, tell me in the comments. If you are one of the London commuters that hate us 'tourists', I'm not sorry at all for taking a bag on the tube :) hahaha. Check out the four previous posts in this series here (includes Disney, People, Blogging and Winter)!  



19 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I can relate to this so much. I don't know how I coped so long on public transport to be honest - I'm so grateful for my car, and my driving licence now! Haha. Germ spreaders ignorant sitters and people who won't let others off before trying to board themselves are the WORST! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. haha right?! I prefer just to walk if I have the option, though I really miss my car. Can't wait to eventually move so we can get one again, purely because I love driving so much. We should also take note of the Asian countries who wear the medical masks when they are ill to prevent spreading germs - I'd be all for that here.

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  2. Public transport grows on you haha. I wouldn't say I love it all the time, but I do enjoy it when it's the train, ferries and that kind of thing. The bus... meh, I try to avoid the bus, but I like to ride it in other countries and places though just because it makes me feel successful. Oh and the metro/underground, I love riding that!

    The not letting people off thing, that's one thing I cannot stand. They do that a lot here (as well as not queuing) and it drives me insane... I have actually shouted at a few people. Especially when it is late at night and I am tired. Language be damned, shouting sounds the same regardless of it being English or Dutch.

    Also aeroplanes do smell a little strange.

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    1. It's not all bad I guess. I don't mind the Eurostar really and I like the trains here when I get to be in 1st class away from all the annoying people hahaha but really I just don't like people, which is probably the problem!

      Aaha I don't think I can imagine you shouting at people!! You can do it when we go to London.

      xo

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    2. People in Germany are the same way with not letting people off and not knowing how to queue properly. It's every woman for herself with no consideration for other people. It drives me nuts.

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  3. So true!! Especially people eating smelly food, it's disgusting!
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    1. Right?! I know some people have to eat but at least choose a less smelly item of food haha

      xo

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    2. I honestly never considered that eating food on public transport was anything other than normal until I came to Germany and they have signs on some trains telling you specifically not to eat smelly stuff. It really doesn't bother me, other than sometimes making me hungry because the other person is eating something I like. Although I guess if someone next to me was eating fish I wouldn't be too happy. In my experience it's never been an issue, though.

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  4. Haha, this post did give me a giggle! I hate getting the Tube, I always get so anxious, it's too claustrophobic for me and all the reasons you listed here just reminded me of why I don't enjoy the Tube, and yes, I do know what you mean about aeroplane scent - there's definitely something about the lack of open windows in the planes, it's an odd but very recognisable scent, oh and chair kickers - always one of my bug bears at the cinema too! - Tasha

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    1. Oh I am glad you got it! Of course I mean it but I did mean it a little more lightheartedly than it to be too serious. The claustrophobia is real, yes! I used to be terrible with it but now it's more the people than the place. It sets off my asthma being surrounded by loads of strangers, blurgh! haha.

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  5. I relate to so many of these things! I've spent the last two years communting almost every weekend between my university and my husband's apartment and I got so sick of people disrespecting the quiet car, coughing and sneezing everywhere, and not politely letting people off the train. The not letting people off is particularly bad in Germany, since Germans in general seem to have no concept of what it means to wait in line. Getting off usually wasn't the biggest problem (people crowd close to the door but generally leave enough space for others to exit), but what I disliked the most was being in a herd of people about to get on and being jousled and pushed by the impatient assholes behind me who didn't seem to notice the stream of people attempting to get off. Luckily I often ended up traveling during quieter times, but if I had to commute on Friday or Sunday evening it was so stressful.

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    1. Oh gosh, poor you! I am so lucky I don't have a commute at all and so when I am on public transport it's rare and down to choice haha. I couldn't cope with that! Queues are important to me lol!!!

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  6. Quite Coach!!! Awww, I don't understand why people think is ok to bring small children on the Quite Coach! I hate that.
    I like the London tube though, even if it has some annoying features, like people staying on the fast lane because they can't be bothered to have a look around them.

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    1. Right? I usually watch what I say about that subject though as parents get super defensive and angry about their perfect little angels ;)
      I think I just hate London in general but it's just a different way of life I guess. Locals all seem super angry and in a rush constantly and have no manners. My stress just can't cope with it all ha!

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  7. there's no tomorrow, and I'm seconds away from tears-but I look fine. I couldn't give up my seat no matter how much I wanted to.
    Other than that I completely agree, and would even add people who ask Public Transport employees a question and then argue about the answer. "is this coach a? "No coach a's at the front of the train" "but that door says A1!" "Aye and that door right next to it says D1! What's you're point?" Haha!

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    1. Oh I didn't mean it like that. There are many times where I am in pain with my arthritis and stuff too so I understand that not all disabilities, and the like, can be seen and there are people who needs those seats too. I just mean in general, the people who are fine who don't give it up to those who need them.
      Oh the way that people talk to any transport employees at all can be awful! The ones who yell at the lady at the airport check in because there are weather delays? Because it's totally her fault like! Pft! haha

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    2. Oh I know you didn't at all. I'm just really on the defensive at the moment because of the amount of judgement I've had from people recently, really gets my back up haha. Yeah exactly! Like I'm a trolley steward-literally make tea and coffee, and yet some old guy last year decided it was my fault the train had no first class section! He was adamant the whole train wasn't leaving until I found him a first class seat hahah!!xx

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  8. Space invaders get me, they also pop up at the cinema, you can have an empty screen and the still sit in front of you.

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    1. Oh my gosh I never even thought of that!! Yes! Totally haha.

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