Do you talk to others on the train ?

@mickly08 (769)
China
August 12, 2009 12:03am CST
I often travel by train ,but I don't talk to others very often on the train . Sometimes once I get on the train ,I would start to sleep .I think it is quite suitable for me to take a rest . But one of my friends said he liked to chat with others ,he argued it was quite interesting .I don't know . I would not like talk to stranges . What about you ?
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22 responses
@jaiho2009 (39000)
• Philippines
12 Aug 09
Hello friend, good day...i don't commute much when going to work(anyway,i don't go outside to work everyday).But i like travelling by train coz it's more convenient and more speedy than taking a bus or even a taxi due to traffic. I don't have a habit of talking to strangers too,i smiled at people but talking or having coonversation is not my type.
@mickly08 (769)
• China
12 Aug 09
Hi,jaiho,you are similar to me . I don't like to take with others on the train .Maybe I am not good at chatting . I don't what to talk with them .So I keep slience.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
12 Aug 09
jaiho.. same here... I travel by train when I was working previously.. and if I see those familiar faces, I just nod and smile.. sometimes, a good morning wish.. but I seldom talk to strangers (provided we are ranting on the train service).. and in my country, most people that travel on train are either sleep, read or having ear plucks on them, therefore, not nice to interrupt too.. You both have a nice day!
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
12 Aug 09
I prefer not to talk, so I usually bring a book along, or sit by myself. Unless it's a long journey, I can't sleep on a train.
@mickly08 (769)
• China
12 Aug 09
You remind me of something .Sometimes I also read some books .It is a very good way to kill time .lol.
@vasavi20 (293)
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi friend. I love to start talking to co passengers in the train and make my journey lively...just have some general talk till we sleep and nothing much..i never exchange any address or anything...
@mickly08 (769)
• China
12 Aug 09
Hi,vasavi20. It is easy to kill time for you to talk to others ,isnot it ? Indeed,I feel it is boring when I on the train . I don't know how to spend so long time . You find the best methods to spend you time on the train .Good .
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
21 Sep 09
When I was in high school I used to travel by train twice a week, but only for short distances (less than 70 km - about 1 hour and a half), so I didn't develop the habit of sleeping on the train. Since then, I had some long trips by train, longer than 7 hours, but I still can't sleep... I don't like talking to other people in the train, not even when they are not strangers. I prefer reading a book or listening to some music.
@dengyl (59)
• China
17 Aug 09
To be honest, I haven't taken a train till now.But I think I may have such experience though taking bus .The journey is a little long , so I want to talk to someone ,for talking with others can make me easy.But ,in most cases ,I gave up such chances .
• India
15 Aug 09
I too travel by train a lot. And I always make it a point to first observe my co-passengers and only if I feel comfortable, I open up. I normally talk in monosyllable but if the person is interesting and decent, then I do have shared animated and interesting discussions.
@jinyan69 (124)
• China
14 Aug 09
i think it is very interesting to talk somebody on the train,from talking i can know a lot of interesting things.
@stlenst (20)
• China
14 Aug 09
Talking with strangers is hard at the very beginning. Basically I don't talk to others on the train. But I don't sleep yet. I like listennig to others talking, everything. And if I'm insteresting in the topic, maybe I'll join them. You may try my friend~
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
12 Aug 09
I go on trains and buses. I wouldn't want to talk to strangers because I don't know if they would even want to talk to me or want to be left alone. But if a stranger wanted to talk, i would be open to having a conversation with him/her.
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
12 Aug 09
Almost i prefered smiling with everybody whom sat near me.Sometime if i sat for long time and i had a problem, i will ask the others beside me.
• Brazil
12 Aug 09
Wanted to talk with pretty girls, with friends about work and family. scared of the daily
@mtvmtv (600)
• India
12 Aug 09
I like too much to make new relations during train journey.
• China
12 Aug 09
I do not like on the train to talk with strangers,like the people familiar with the conversation,take the train if we do not talk,will be even more tired.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
12 Aug 09
I do not care how interesting it may be to talk to strangers on a train, there are sometimes when it is good to be quiet with your own thoughts. i talk to people plenty at work and in social situations. When I travel over a longer distance I like to read or work on my laptop or write and not be disturbed by idle chatter.
@bingchen (1126)
• China
12 Aug 09
i think that i can select to talk with others on the train. you know there is very long at jurney,sometimes talking with others can let me know more thing ,this can give me some help and know more the culture and people's living.i travle not only see the scene and also understand more culture,
@delkar (1716)
• Romania
12 Aug 09
It`s good to talk with others in the train . The time will pass faster , but in your case, i think it`s better for you to sleep , beucase you have 2 advantages . You rest in the time you`ll go to your destination , and the second one, the time will fly faster , than talking to somebody on the train. But if you`ll talk to some straingers, you`ll be more experimentated in people. You`ll know how some people react, you`ll be able to know how some kind of people react in some situations, and so on , in other words, you can "read" some people easier , and you`ll be able to find some interesting things, that maybe you never think about thouse.
@yogambal_64 (1016)
• India
12 Aug 09
I never talk with my co passengers on train, until and unless it is absolutely a necessity, some of them are too inquisitive and want to know all details about us, there are some who boast a lot, I cannot stand either of this. So generally I talk very less and mostly avoid conversation with anybody on train.
@sagnik42 (3597)
• India
12 Aug 09
I am shy.I do not talk to strangers and that applies in trains as well.I keep to myself and have my cell phone for company.I usually listen to songs while I travel.
• Tunisia
12 Aug 09
when i travel by train i don't to others. i prefer reading a book or take a rest :)
• China
12 Aug 09
i like talk with others on the train.when i broad on train,i will say hello to my neibo,and talk with them,we talk destination,favrotie and play game.i like talk with them,because i beliver that a fate i can travel with them