15 Daily Struggles Of People Who Travel By Public Transport

I have to say, people who use public transport for their daily commute are the real, true heroes. Catching the bus/train on time, being able to find a seat, making sure to get off at your stop even when you’re buried deep among the herd of passengers…it’s a real struggle. Not to mention the extended amount of time it takes to reach work at peak hours. Phew!

Following are the struggles of being a regular public transport user.

1. Missing your bus/train is a constant cause of worry for you

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And nope. Shahrukh Khan won’t be waiting at the other end to help you in.


2. “Am I sitting in the wrong bus?” is something you ask yourself often

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And you have to confirm with other people around.


3. You start making battle plans to find a seat

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Please don’t let me have to stand, please don’t let me have to stand.


4. If you accidentally have to stand beside a sweaty, smelly person

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You maybe Arm Pitt, Brad Pitt’s brother. But No, sir. I do not wish to smell your underarms.


5. Balancing yourself while trying to get the fare out of your wallet is a challenge in itself

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Stick your hack to the pole, take the wallet out…balance!


6. You keep asking people to sit on the seat and not on you

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Bhai, kyun mere upar baith raha hai?


7. People talking loudly are just…

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Why God, why? Why can’t I have peace of mind?


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8. And just when they stop talking somebody has to play a song loudly

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Random stranger, meet earphones.


9. When somebody falls asleep on your shoulders:

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10. And then enters that person with the heavy bag – puts bag on your lap – smiles and you be like:

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11. You have to keep staring out of the window to check for your stop

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12. You are relieved to see your stop finally approaching

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But not relieved to see the crowd at the entrance



13.  You try to push your way out of the crowd without stepping on anybody’s foot

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Impossible task, but you still try.


14.  When you finally get off the bus/train, you take a deep breath

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And heave a sigh of relief… until the next time you have to board it again.


15. In the end, you know you’re helping the environment by travelling by public transport


A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transport ~Enrique Penalosa

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