Are you a Commuter?

@ardoy0731 (6865)
Philippines
October 17, 2011 9:26pm CST
Are you a commuter? Yes I am cause I don't have enough money and ability to buy hehe.And if I do I rather not due to expensive gasoline and maintenance cause I love to sleep while on the road hehe.There are lots of interesting experiences happened of being a commuter. What are the advantage and disadvantage o being a commuter?
13 responses
@doggydimon (1373)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Yes, I do commute everyday. I prefer taking the public transport rather than taking our car to work because of the traffic, the high cost of gasoline, high rates of parking spaces and most of all, you can't sleep while driving. hahaha... When I travel, I also choose the public transport of that city to go around rather than take a tour package. You never know what you might bump into if you commute and that in mind keeps my travels interesting. hahaha...
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
There are really interesting things happened when you commute.Driving your own car can give a privacy and sometimes maintenance a bit costly.
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Haven't thought of privacy when I am on the road. hahaha... I just think of getting to where I need to go and how to go there fast and a bit relaxed...hahaha...
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
Yes I am a commuter too. It's exhausting and a hassle specially when I am feeling really sick at work... going for a long ride on the bus or cutting trips is really not easy. But I guess what's fun about it is you get to experience a lot of funny things. Sometimes you'd meet some friends you havent seen for a long time. Sometimes you'd see strange things and hear a lot of odd gossips from other commuters. Having my own car is just a dream. First, I don;t have enough money buying a new one, Second, maintenance as you said is really hard especially that I don't know much about machines. Third, I don't know how to drive and I feel scared driving on the road what more I was the one maneuvering the wheels! I've had the opportunity to learn to drive but I told my boyfriend I wouldn't want - maybe one day I'd have a change of mind and likes learning how to =) I still don't know...
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
Yeah lot of funny things and stuff you will experienced when you commute.There are good and bad.I used to hear odd gossips too that sometimes funny or irritating.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
some are boasting off with each other. Some about their bosses. some about the hardships and issues they have in the family hahahah. Sometimes about boys, their heartaches, their dates, how they are going well in school and in office. I sometimes feel I know the whole life of the person hahahaha. The annoying part is the guys who take advantage of girls, i hate those sick maniacs!
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
18 Oct 11
I live in a rural area and my commuting experience has been to drive 30 miles to work. I love the commute as I get to listen to books on tape.
@katcarneo (1433)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
Thirty miles? Wow. I am not fond of long trips so I make it a point to work near where I live or live near where I work. But it is good you are able to find something enjoyable to do during your long drive.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
Right.30 miles is a long trip to take and it is nice to hear that your enjoy traveling that long.Good for you.
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
11 Sep 12
I am no longer a commuter but when I was in high school I enjoy hanging with my friends . Yes I sure enjoy the experience I learn so much things and I had a lot of inspiration . Advantages its cheaper you can meet other people disadvantage may be uncomfortable and take lots of time.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
Yeah there are lots of experiences we will have when computing but as you have said, sometimes it uncomfortable to commute especially when there are lots of people and few vehicles.
@zzyw87 (1260)
• Philippines
6 Nov 11
I am not a daily commuter, although once in a while I do commute. I commute when I don't have a car available or when nobody will be able to fetch me. I commute maybe once every 2 to 3 months. I also have my own rule to commute only during the day. In my country, commuting at night is dangerous. The only advantages of commuting, as far as I know, is that it is cheap and faster. Despite these advantages, driving in my own car is still the best.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 11
Yeah,it is best to drive your own car and sometimes it is really dangerous to commute at night caused you don't know what may happen.But we are used to it right now and I do hope I can drive my own car in the future.
@chiyosan (29837)
• Philippines
22 Oct 11
Yes i am a commuter. I hate being with the number of people trying to get on the train... walking in a dimly lit street.. oh but i got used to it already. he he
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 11
Yeah we are used to it now hehehe.It is really hard to commute especially when it is rush hour and lots of commuters.
@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
20 Oct 11
In the past I was a commuter. I worked in another town, and I didn't have a car, so I always used public transportation. I usually didn't mind commuting, because I really liked the job that I had and I always tried to make good use of the time. I always carried a book in my bag so that I was able to read while I was waiting for the train and while I was on my way to my home or my job. Sometimes I also picked up a copy of the free newspapers that are available at the train stations. If I worked during the day commuting was never a problem, but sometimes I had to work late at night and that could be a problem, because there were few trains at that time of the day. Another thing I didn't like about commuting late night was my worries about my safety, because there were very few people around at that time.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
21 Oct 11
Your right,there times that it is hard to commute at night,late night.There are unexpected things that my happen.Sometimes you won't easily get a ride.
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
19 Oct 11
yes i am and i had been a commuter for all my life now as i don't drive... i would like to get my licence soon so that i can drive by myself soon as i think that it is more convenient rather than taking public transport... the only thing that i dislike about public transport is sometimes it is not reliable and too crowded... other than that, i don't mind taking public transport... take care and have a nice day...
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Driving your own will give privacy.Taking public transportation are sometimes hassle especially when its too crowded and hard to find a vehicle to ride in.
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
i am both. sometimes if i wanna come home late and don't have that much money, then i go commute, but usually i drive. why? because it's hassle free, smoke free, no noise pollution, and many more. i think the advantage of a commuter is only the cheap fare, and i think that is only it.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Yeah the cheap fare.But driving your own care can give you privacy.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
18 Oct 11
Hi Ardoy :) Yes, I am a commuter. I usually take the local train. But if it's winter, I prefer walking because my office is just nearby. And I love the cold breeze while walking. I guess the main advantage of being a commuter is it's cheaper. You don't have to pay for gasoline. And if you are in a city, it's better to use train than your own car to avoid traffic.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Good for you that just have to take a walk to reach the office.Yeah gasoline is quite expensive here too.
@katcarneo (1433)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
In the Philippines the word "commuter" is used to refer to people who take public transportation. However, to "commute" simply means to travel regularly from one's home to one's place of work or place of study. Therefore, we who go back and forth our offices or schools and our homes are all commuters. I commute daily to my workplace which is a good five minutes away and I do that via public transportation.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
Good for you that just have five minutes to commute. Me, I travel 45 mins. to an hour to go to work,it depends on the traffic.
@toniganzon (51551)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
I'm not a commuter. I don't like taking public transportation because I don't like being exposed to bad fumes and I couldn't stand traffic jam. I could do away with that when driving because i could take short cuts and get to where i am easier and faster. Got no problem with gas coz i bought a new car that consumes as of the moment 12.4:1 ratio of gas and after reaching 5000km it might go up to 15:1. Perfect for me!
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
Yes, it is really hard to take public transportation because of the things that might happen.Lucky for those you have cars (can afford to have one) they don't have any problem with that.In my case. I do have service (sort o a shuttle) during morning and after office, together with some people who also work here.We all know each others so nothing to worry about.
@sexyice (874)
• Latvia
18 Oct 11
Yes now I am. Last year I lived in city, but now I live in commuter. My commuter are very beautiful place, people who visit me always like there. My sister who are absolutely city girl like my commuter and she like few days live her There are absolutely freedom, if I want I can sunbathing naked and do all what I want and when I want party I always can go to city or make party in my home