i think i pretty much deserve to get a bloody medal for having survived a year and a half as a regular commuter. and since i discovered that the monthly travel card for the bus and trolley was only 20 euros as opposed to 45 euros (!!!!!!) for everything, i should also get a commendation for having battled through the sweatiest, dodgy bits of town, every weekday, on the worst forms of public transport. i could have called this post “i hate people” but that would be unfair to the vast majority, who are very nice, normal people, that i encounter on my journeys. but. there are ten “types” who make travelling quite unbearable (actually, not just travelling. they make life unbearable):
people who feel the need to share their intimate mobile phone calls about their mother-in-laws embarrassing gas problems with their fellow passengers
people who cannot seem to work out that those people who are on the bus, need to get off before they can get on
people who ask you where the bus is going and then, after you’ve told them, proceed to ask every other person on the bus, as if everyone is either stupid, lying or has got nothing better to do than pass twenty-five minutes taking about bus routes.
people who sit next to you and read your book
people who see you reading a book in english and give you filthy looks
people who sit on you, stand on your foot or smack you in the eye and don’t even realise they’ve done it
people who complain loudly about foreigners destroying the country
people who mutter in agreement with the assholes above
drivers who seem to think they are doing you a favour by even stopping at the bus stop, let alone waiting for you to get on or off
driver who talk on their mobiles (loudly), drink coffee and feel it necessary to share their horrible pop skiladiko with everyone. these are often the same ones as the ones above
now i’ve got to ten, i could probably go on but i’ll throw open the floor to you, dear reader… any quibbles, quarrels or quims (sorry, private joke with vishy) you’d like to share.
share it in the comments.
you’ll feel better.
you know you want to…