riDing thE traiN duRing ruSh Hours, hoW waS it?

actual mrt train in the philippines - this is an actual mrt train operating here in the philippines. MRT stations connects from north to south part of epifanio delos santos avenue which is the national high way connecting every city in manila
@neh357 (174)
Philippines
May 12, 2010 9:56pm CST
Hi guys, Let me share with you the funny experience I have been when I ride the train today. On my way home; by the way, I am in a night shift so when it is time to go home, I encounter the rush hour time for those who were in a normal shift life. I have to ride the metrostar express which is the fastest way to get home and a good way to avoid traffic. I have with me my stored value ticket, my handbag with my left hand, my jacket, (I need to bring a jacket everyday because it is very cold in our production area), then as a daily routine, I walk through the waiting aile for the train. As I am patiently waiting the train, I have observed different people habits as I am in my daily life, Some were busy texting, reading the newspaper, while others just loiter and silently wait. Here is the thing, I have a touchscreen phone. I am one of those who were texting because I need to reply to my sister, mother, boyfriend, and friends which normally my replies were late. Imagine my dismay when the train comes and the people at the back came rushing which almost got me offguard and drop my cellphone. What an agony! I am not concerned about my back which is a bit hard but the screen of the phone! LOL..=) So there, I hold my horses and stayed patient. When we arrived at the busiest station, which is cubao station, same scenario happened. Good thing my touch screen phone feel from the chest of someone who is almost kissing me! =( How about you, Have you experienced something when you ride a train?
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@beachdune (908)
• India
13 May 10
In India , the situation is something similar in the peak hours . People rush into an over crowded train and some hang to the train . This is really frustrating .
@neh357 (174)
• Philippines
13 May 10
Hi beachdune, Same scenario here. I am just getting used to it. And laugh about it. Some people shouts "Hey please move, so that we can get through" I silently quip "Where on earth do you like us to move?" It only shows that we are over populated here,over populated to ride a train. Have you experience hanging in the train? The moment wherein you have to hold something within your nose just not to smell sweats and different perfumes? Really frustrating.
@GardenGerty (87671)
• Marion, Kansas
13 May 10
My area is small without very many commuters, so we do not have a train system. I can get a really good picture of what it is like for you though. I am glad you did not get your phone damaged when you were so solidly bumped at the station.
@neh357 (174)
• Philippines
13 May 10
Ouch. I just cant help but smile and laugh about it. I hope it will not happen tomorrow morning. I will make sure I am not texting when I am riding the train. Oh dear, I really hate rush hours. It suffocates me. I remember instances when my co worker jokes about, "I am getting stressed just watching this people" I told her we do not have any choice, or we'll get stucked in traffic if we ride a bus.
@mejofin (42)
• India
13 May 10
actually no i hadn't got an experience like this i have been robed when i was in the train well i had an phone of Sony Erickson k750i and someone stole....