I hate public transports

By Leo
@d_e_v81 (361)
Singapore
December 5, 2009 12:07pm CST
I hate to have to stand in the bus or the train during morning rush hour. I dont understand why they cant have flexible work timing in work places. Sure it is a cheaper alternative but I have often given in to the temptation of taking a cab which costs like ten times more. And people never seem to wanna give way to alightling passengers. sometimes I just feel like standing at the door and not let anyone in. If they still push their way in without lettin me out first I just feel like fliipin them the finger. Even when I stand aside to let people out when boarding the train it is soo irritatin that people rush in from behind me just to grab a seat which gets filled up fast. So annoying. Whatever happened to graciousness. We have this Courtesy Week here which I find very hypocritical. Boooooooooooooooooooo!
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17 responses
@kathcake (70)
5 Dec 09
Don't tell me about public transport, I can't stand it! It's okay when it's not rush hour but when rush hour comes its every man for himself! I am guilty of grabbing a seat asap but i do hate standing up, so I would rather walk the whole train searching for a seat then stand. If possible I'd advise a car, they're private, you're guaranteed a seat and whilst it may add to destroying the environment pretty much everyone else does it as well so you shouldn't feel too guilty. Just keep recycling and it will balance itself out:) lol
@d_e_v81 (361)
• Singapore
5 Dec 09
LOL! Haha! Well, in Singapore, it is pretty expensive to get a car. It takes minimum $50,000 (USD$38, 000)to get an average car. Not to mention the road tax, COE prices, petrol, maintenance etc etc which will rob you of another 5k easilt in any given year. With what I take home from my career...I cant afford a car at the moment. :(
5 Dec 09
$38 000!??! these are new cars I hope?! Over here in the UK you can get a used car for £200 at the cheapest although I really wouldn't recommend them as they are that price for a reason. But a decent car you can get for about £1000 which is probably $2000 or so. Big difference! To run a car here it costs about £2000 a year for petrol, mot etc which isn't too bad really. That's shocking!
@d_e_v81 (361)
• Singapore
5 Dec 09
Wait till you here our housing rates. They go anywhere from 200,000 to 700,000 for a government flat and in the millions for a condo or landed property! That is why you see many Singaporeans selling off their property to settle their retirement years in places like Australia where you can have a 50 Acre land for just under $50,000. All prices quoted in Sing Dollars. Exchange rate roughly 1Sing$=1.5USD$. 1Sing dollar is roughly 3 pounds. Still, owning a car is much cheaper where you are....
• Philippines
6 Dec 09
Hi. Same here. I don't like riding any public transport during rush hour. It's either I go before or after the rush hour. That's the reason why my former work colleagues would always call me as the early bird. Also, I would always go home an hour after all the rush. If unavoidable, I take the cab instead. Unfortunately, they are normally hard to find during rush hours. In short, rush hour is really an agony.
@krkavsy (192)
• India
6 Dec 09
It is boring to wait for the bus when we are going to our workplace. The best thing to have a car.
• India
6 Dec 09
Since you are from Singapore, you can always try riding a two wheeler, a scooter or a Motor cycle. From what I have seen in Singapore, the traffic is well maintained, and motorists are quite law abiding, so there should be no problem in commuting to work in a two wheeler. I also have a car, which I seldom use, because of the chaotic traffic in India.
@d_e_v81 (361)
• Singapore
6 Dec 09
Yes getting a bike is a lot cheaper. But I dont have a bike license yet. Just a class 3 manual. So I need a car which is very expensive. Lol!
@coldmoon (1092)
• France
5 Dec 09
I like to drive the car, but I don't hate public transports, even I love them more in the rush hours because they're in priority in my country, so the personal transports have to undergo the traffic jam much more. If there're some problems, they often come from the passengers than the drivers, but I see very few cases in my city. People here are always friendly, though they might be hurry, they always leave the seats for disabled persons and the old people.
@d_e_v81 (361)
• Singapore
6 Dec 09
Looks like graciousness is part of your culture in your country. That is very nice to hear. Here it is just every man for himself although people are really trying sometimes.
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
5 Dec 09
Hi friend Well i think im lucky as i havent need to go on public transports. I have seen the people there and they are always many more people than the ones the transport can really have. The only times i need to go on a public transport is in the bus from my university(it works as a public transport as well, its not private). In the morning(6:30-7:30) is the worse, all buses are just so full of people and well you dont have any other option, there are not any other buses that get to the university. Well i cant really complain that much actually, i mean i live like 20 minutes away from the universtiy(in car) and i know there are others that live like 1 hour away from the university that should have a worse time there. Anyway i know what you mean, i am a bit claustrophobic and i when im too surrounded i feel like i cant breathe, its not really a nice way to be.
@d_e_v81 (361)
• Singapore
5 Dec 09
Oh man! you just reminded me! Im claustrophobic as well! When too many people get into the same elevator as me, I also find it kindda hard to breathe. Especially in a train when I am going underground and it is full of people. I get weird thoughts like, what if the train stops? What if the ground fell in on us? I can only breathe easier when we are back above ground!
• Pakistan
6 Dec 09
I know where you're coming from buddy. The whole waiting thing simply isn't my thing either. I've had to use public transports a lot so I know how it feels like. Sometimes you have to get to a place in a hurry and public transport just isn't the thing you'd need at that point. It's best to have you own means on transport. But you have to make the best of what you have if there's not personal mode of transport. At least you the public transport to get to places. What if there was no transport at all. What would you do then?
• United States
6 Dec 09
I hear you. The city bus here comes like once an hour. So you are to be very early to work or late. I can't fantom having to rely on the system they have here in the suburbs. Plus many of the streets that shopping is on do not have side walks so basically the area was not planned for people to walk anywhere but to drive. However, with gas prices being up in the $4 mark the other year one wonders what it would take to get side walks put in on those busy roads? Either way I'm glad I do not have to wait for public transport, as it would be quite a feat trying to do ones shopping w/ 3 lil ones and only 2 arms + carry my purchases.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
6 Dec 09
Even i had a tough time travelling through public transport and i reall hate when someone goes kicking you so as an alternative i had to buy a bike so i can reach my destination in time without any hassles.And we can expect them to provide more trains but it would be upto the government there so either we got to adjust ourselves or get one vehicle of our own.gud day.
@vinslounge (1297)
• India
6 Dec 09
Even I am not interested in using public transport but that is one of the cheap methods for me and hence I have no other go apart from using the public transports. In the government bus for a 8 km to and fro journey every month, it costs around $1.5 in my country and it is not possible if we use our own vehciles and because of this reason, the public transportation is always crowded in my country and we have no other go apart from using it. Thanks for starting the discussion and have a great weekend. Happy Mylotting. Cheers:-)
@MrKennedy (1994)
6 Dec 09
I generally try to avoid using public transport whenever and wherever I possibly can. I understand that using such methods of travel is more beneficial to the environment than travelling separately in a car, yet I absolutely loathe having to resort to it for a number of reasons. For some strange reason that I will probably be cursed with for the rest of my life, I always seem to attract the craziest of nut-cases whenever I do have to rely on public transport to get myself from A to B. It's like I have a magnet attached to me that always attracts the strangest of characters. For example, last week, I was lucky enough to get a bus that was completely empty, giving me complete freedom of where I wanted to sit (plus, it was morning, and I prefer a quiet atmosphere at such early hours). Well, ten minutes into the journey, I was joined by a friendly-looking man in his twenties wearing a black hoody and tracksuit bottoms. Despite having full roam of the bus, he decided to sit directly beside me. Now, I didn't mind this because it gave me a chance to spend the journey time chatting to somebody who was around about my age group, so I guessed we would have something in common. How wrong I was. The bloke started babbling on about an imminent alien invasion, about reptillian beings invading the monarchy and about how the government tried to make David Ike look like a lunatic so that people would be less likely to accept the truth. Needless to say, it was an absolute nightmare, and I had never been more thankful to arrive at college in my entire life. I felt sort of sympathetic for the guy because it was obvious he had a mental condition, and reminded me how grateful I was at how lucky I was in life, yet it helped strengthen my hate for public transport
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 09
I don't like the idea of using public transport either! I'm an enthusiastic cyclist and I tend to cycle everywhere now and this suits me perfectly. I remember the days when I used to work in London and I was travelling in on the tube and it was so crowded in the morning rush hour, it was a horrible experience. I'm glad that I don't have to do this anymore. I think that people will always be self-centred when it comes to travelling on the tube. There is so much stress and tension there and I wouldn't be surprised if a dispute broke out from time to time. I think that cycling is the way to go and I hope that I'm able to do this for a long time to come! Andrew
@maximax8 (28958)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 09
It sounds like where you live is really crowded. I think it is not at all enjoyable to have to stand on a train or a bus. It can be challenging to alight at a stop when it is full of people standing by the door. When I lived in the south east the trains were really crowded. I like getting a seat by the window most of all. It is much better when it is not rush hour and lots of seats are spare. It will be funny for you to have courtesy week. Good luck.
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
6 Dec 09
I used to have to take the bus and train to work and school every day. There were some days that were just miserable. Having to stand outside when it's raining and snowing, or when the temperature is below zero with the wind blowing, was sometimes more than I thought I could stand. But, you do what you have to do. The people riding never really bothered me much, after all we were all in the same boat (or bus, if you will). Our public transportation is pretty reliable, but it does make any trip you are going to take significantly longer.
@allknowing (73092)
• India
6 Dec 09
Everyone is rushing be it in a train, on the road, at home, at school, at malls - it is nothing but running. Crowded trains are the worst. I do not go by public transport unless in a place where one travels at leisure. If you want to alight just stand where you are and you will be automaticaly pushed out. A good idea. Is it not?
@espeonz (21)
• United States
6 Dec 09
Even though public transportation may be a pain, just be glad you have it. I live in a very rural area where you have to drive everywhere. Its not bad, but the cost of gas adds up. Public transport is a lot cheaper.
• United States
6 Dec 09
it sucks but its a really good way to get around if you need it. better than walking. and biking isnt always teh easiest dependign on where you live
@azazel87 (97)
• Bulgaria
5 Dec 09
erm, I like public transport. Yes it is awful here. But it is so funny here at the same time. I travel in the buses full all with students and young people and I is cool. some times I can`t breath ahahha and I can`t take no more. but most of the time it is funny to use public transport. everytime something happen, people argue for everything. You can feel boring then you use public transport that is for sure.