Commuting’s hard…but so am I
After commuting for two years, I started to wonder if I had been psychologically compromised by the experience. I began to mentally compile a list of ‘top 5 train irritations’, but 5 places proved to be woefully inadequate. Would 10 be enough? Let’s see.
- Snoring loudly
- Constant sniffing
- Women biting/clipping/painting/filing their nails
- Excessively loud music
- Excessive infringement on my personal foot/arm space
- Speaking very loudly on the phone
- Mobile phones/electronic devices with key-press tones
- Mobile phones with irritating ringtones
- Eating smelly food
- Eating food/chewing gum with mouth open
Well this has covered my main gripes, but I know I could add to this list on a regular basis. I’d be happy to add any of your contributions, and know that I’m not alone in feeling my sanity slip away as I take my seat aboard an overcrowded, overpriced public transport disaster.
Of course, one way to deal with these issues is to plug in your MP3 player, close your eyes and dream of a better place. But if like me you wish to put your commute to better use (such as studying for a degree), it would make my day if once in a blue moon I could enjoy a quiet, pain-free journey to/from the city.
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