The Horrible Bus experience

Philippines
January 19, 2012 3:38am CST
Early this morning (January 18, 2011) I took the bus to Siocon. It was pretty cramped and air cooled. So if someone shuts a window, there was less ventilation. And people were smoking n the bus. I know I shouldn't complain, I'm a smoker myself. I just have enough consideration for kids and non smokers in confined places. There were 6 of us riding at the backmost part of the bus and I was wedged in between this heavy set drunk and a father with a very fussy kid who kept moving and moving like a little wild animal. The drunk was leaning heavily on me, crushing me against the dad and the kid. So I gently pushed back. Kids, don't try this at home. Drunks are known to be violent when in their inebriated state. I felt him push back, So I squared myself up and acted as a barrier between him and the dad. To add a little bit more discomfort, I lodged my shoulder against his ribcage. Every bump we encountered must've been hell for him as he banged into my shoulder time and again. That was a 5 hour trip.
5 responses
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Is the bus air-conditioned? Why the hell they smoke inside? I really hate to sit beside drunk or foul-smelled people and even beside a kid, they all ruin my day.
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
air cooled. no aircondition. so imagine how horrible it was inside
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Nightmare!
@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jan 12
It takes all kinds of people to make a world. I don't know how you did it. Five hours and he probably smelled too.
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
meditation. you can block out everything through meditation. takes a bit of practice. lots of help when dealing with certain situations.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jan 12
Yes, indeed you can. It just must not have been easy.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
20 Jan 12
What an experience!!! There were many discomforts for one who prefers quiet during the journey.. the kids, if not controlled always prove troublesome.. drunkards are always bad to tolerate, when they are not asleep... Smoking in bus, should be totally banned... That is too risky... I am sorry for the problems you went thruough... Next time, don't board a crowded bus.. Take care...
• Philippines
19 Jan 12
I also experience such kind of thing when i am traveling,but m reaction was mean look,don't care about them because they should look behind ,and next if any one there.. Don't like to smell something like that in buss makes me vomit!
@tatzkie23 (773)
• Philippines
19 Jan 12
haha i don't know what to say. That drunk guy must felt something hurt when he's sober. It's good that you we're not able to get into a fight with that guy. And that's very nice of you taking consideration for kids and non-smoker.