Bad Experiences While Commuting
September 26, 2010 9:47am CST
What I don't like when riding public utility vehicles are people who have a strong body odor. Sometimes I feel like gagging when I smell how bad they are and they seem oblivious to the smell. The worst is when the vehicle you are riding is cramp and you have no choice but to get closer to the person who has a body odor ugh! How about you guys? Share any bad experiences you've encountered while you were commuting.
• United States
26 Sep 10
I have had far too many of these to count. I really don't like being near smoker who put on cologne or spray and they reak of that stink stick. Then your in a closed area like elevators and they are the ones who want to start talking with that horrible breath. Trying to cover the funk with abrath mint is even worse.
26 Sep 10
I always, always get bad experiences while commuting - that's why I hate it! Can you believe that the first day I commuted by myself, I got harassed? -_- A middle aged man sat next to me and I was wondering why he was sitting so close (REALLY close), cause there were a lot of open seats. When I moved, he followed me and moved even closer! Ugh -_- There was also this time when an old Korean man hugged me :| I don't know if it was intentionally or not, cause I was sitting next to the door and he was trying to open it, but did he really have to put his arms around me? -_- I also experienced sitting next to someone who smelled bad, people who hog the space (I hate this so much), getting my stuff stolen from me (my cellphone, money), and not getting my change. Bottom line is, I hate commuting!!
26 Sep 10
Whoah there's a lot of bad experiences there. It made my rant about bad smelling people so insignificant XD I should be thankful then that I haven't experienced even half of what you went through. I think you need to have a friend to commute with you as much as possible to lessen those instances.
• United Kingdom
9 Nov 10
When I was a teenager I was waiting for a train to work at a train station when one of my shoes fell onto the track. I missed my train but luckily the station master got my shoe back for me by using a long stick. I go on the next train without any problem. Another time I was listening to my personal music player. I got on a train I thought would stop where I wished to go. However it turned out to be a fast train to a destination an hour away. I couldn't believe it when the train didn't stop at my local station and I had to go all the way to a station far away. The worse time I can remember as a commuter was when I was late and so I go the slow train to Black Friars and not fast train to Victoria. There had been a bomb at Victoria Station so I was lucky I hadn't got the train there! When I was teaching at a village school I rode my bike to work every day. One time I was behind a car in traffic lights and the silly driver reversed into me. It damaged my bike and really scared me. I arrived at work feeling very shaken. I know that body odor smells horrible and luckily most people use deodorant in my home country.
19 Oct 10
Yes you are right, some person smell like a he-goat, some have bad odor of sweat as if they have not bathed for years, some are drunk, have smell of local made liqur, and some women wear so much of perfumes, they too smell.. for this i travel by train usually in reserved class.. Thanks for sharing. Professor. . Cheers