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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Commuter Behavior

I know only a little about driving. I do not have a driver's license. I do not have my own car. Hence, I am a commuter. Being a commuter for approximately nine years now, I have experienced a lot of commuter problems. Traffic, heat, flood, lack of transportation units, etc. And for nine years, I have also observed a lot of different commuter behaviors which I find annoying and disruptive to the normal flow of commuter life. Here are some of the things that I have observed:
  • Commuters who act deaf, blind or sleeping so they would have an excuse not to pass the change. I know money's dirty but it's part of commuting etiquette to pass the change whether you have a habit of licking your fingers or not. Just go to a store and get yourself a small bottle of alcohol or Sterillium or Cutasept. Or better yet soak your hands in Cidex when you get home. Ugh.
  • Commuters who don't want to move their asses. Come on. You only paid for a pair of ass yet you want to occupy space for one and a half pair of butt cheeks. If you want to occupy a bigger space, go get yourself a cab or a coaster or a limousine. Same thing applies to those who don't want to move towards the center of the train. It's as if everybody wants to kiss the door.
  • Commuters who cross their legs. I just don't get this.
  • Commuters who throw their trash outside the window or anywhere inside the PUV. Bus tickets, candy wrappers, tissue papers. Reflects how undisciplined people are. It won't add up to the weight of your bag if you'll keep your trash for a while then throw it later when you see a trash bin.
  • Commuters who play music with loudspeakers. Please be considerate. We don't have the same taste in music. Save yourself from criticisms based on your playlist. We're living in an era of headphones and earphones anyway.
  • Commuters who position all the air condition vents in a manner where all cold air will hit their face. As far as I can remember, we paid for the same amount so I believe I too must have my fair share of cold air.
  • Commuters who bring with them things which smell irritating inside air-conditioned vehicles. Again, consideration, people. We hate the scent of fresh fish lingering on our clothes. We still have a long day ahead. Plus strongly scented whatevers may trigger an asthma attack.
See. Annoying. Have you observed other irritating commuter behaviors? Oh well, let's just be "better commuters". Haha! 'Till next time for another round of ranting! Tee hee.

Photo Stream: My February 2013

So how did the love month go for me? Here it is!

Echaluse Family Grand Reunion at Uacon, Zambales | Swimwear on February | Drawing on fine white sand | Subic Bay Freeport Zone Tollgate | Boat ride to Potipot Island

Enchanted Kingdom pictures of Mike, Tom and me. Batch 39's Weirdest Trio

Post-Valentine's Day Celebration-slash-After Training Celebration with Batch 39 at Banapple Ayala Triangle Gardens

Enchanted Kingdom's Rio Grande with my Batch 39 loves

Batch 39's first monthsary date at Enchanted Kingdom

Shopping with le fam bam | Nurse Herielle at your service | After duty bonding at Moonleaf The Columns

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Sunrise at Pampanga

Stuff I brought during our early summer family getaway

Post-Valentine's Day Celebration with fam bam

In my MMC Uniform

With duty buddies Angelo and Dianne

Saturdate with my best friend, Che

February has gone so fast! Didn't even notice it was ending already. Oh, wait. Before I end this post, I must share how I celebrated my February 14, 2013. Well, I started it by celebrating it with my patients -- greeted them Happy Valentine's Day, took care of them, attended their needs and made sure that they're smiling before my shift ends. After my shift, I met up with someone. It wasn't a date; we just exchanged stories and teased each other -- something that we usually do. I'm happy we ended the day together.

That's it. My February 2013. Looking forward to a blessed March 2013. 'Till next month for my next photo stream!