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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.

1 comment:

  1. Actually it's not ANY person's responsibility to pass your change. You're asking them a favor and if they choose not to, you need to get over it.

    How about those people who don't say thank you. Or those who squeeze their ass near the estribo and look directly at you and expect you to pass their fare. Or those obese people who sit in the middle row of the fx and expect everyone to adjust so their fat asses could be accommodated. Or those with easily displaced otoliths that keep banging their head on your shoulders while sleeping. Or those who can't seem to bear their own weight and make sandal on you for the duration of the ride. Or those who talk incessantly on their phones about trivial things. Or those engaged in conversations about how they're better than everyone for they've been to France or some uppity place when they've been there for work and not vacation. Or those who rub their diaphoretic skin on you. Or those who pick their noses and cut their nails and send them flying to your face. Or those who smoke completely clouding your breathing air space to the point of near asphyxiation