sleeping in a public transportation

Philippines
November 15, 2012 1:52am CST
sometimes when i'm really tired the night before, i really sleep in a bus or jeepney just trying to get more sleep. maybe feel really drained and weak. i don't really advise this because there have been really times where i lost track of where i was going to. i remember i woke up once several meters away from where i should get off the vehicle.
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@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
15 Nov 12
This happened to me too as I am getting older now. I get easily tired and tend to sleep whenever I got a comfortable seat, be it in the monorail, trail, bus or massage chair. When in the LRT/MRT train, I will just get out and take the next opposite direction train to my destination (if I forget to come down at my destination earlier). Normally when I am with my son, I will asked him to wake me up one station before reaching the destination.
• Philippines
15 Nov 12
yes. that's the good thing with the MRT but take note of the expiration of your ticket. i think you're allowed a certain time to stay in the train station after you entered your ticket.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
15 Nov 12
In normal circumstances the expiry time is more than an hour. As such one or two stations overshot is OK. What we have to do is alight the next stop. But dun exit at the next station. Instead go into the next train traveling in the opposite direction.
• Malaysia
15 Nov 12
Yes. This is the usual practice. If I over-shoot my destination I will get down next stop and hop onto the coming train from the opposite direction to my destination.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
15 Nov 12
Many people sleep in train or bus. So they do in their own car (on a parking place or next to the road). If you are sleepy it's always better to sleep as to go on like a zombie and get into an accident.
• Philippines
15 Nov 12
yes that's so true. or better yet don't drive when you're sleepy or tired.
• China
15 Nov 12
Oh, that so crazy, HAHA!
• Philippines
15 Nov 12
it might sound crazy but it's true. this happened to me a lot of times already.
@hlfbldmom (743)
• Philippines
15 Nov 12
I never try to sleep in a public transport except if I have someone with me who is awake. My brother is always a victim of pickpockets on a public transport because he is always sleeping on his way home. It's either his mobile or wallet or both.
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
This is my problem too when I am traveling alone but I haven't been a victims so far of these pickpockets. I'm sorry that your brother is a target for them.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
Well I used to take a nap when I am in commute but if I know the passengers around me since its a terminal for our town so people used to know each others already.I sleep especially if the traffic is really terrible and will take a long time before I reach home.
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
I also guilty of this when I am traveling by car or jeep. I think it is inevitable for me since I don't do anything except sit and hope that the journey's over in the duration of travel time. I think some of my fellow passengers are also in the same situation and they try to catch some sleep in-between. Fortunately, i always wake up before I reach my destination but I feel like a zombie when getting out of the vehicle. It's like you're been forced to be awake and quite don't know what you're gonna do next.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
What I am most fear about sleeping in a public transport is being robbed. I do not bring valuables with me except for my cellphone and wallet, but just knowing that something you own gets lost and stolen does make you feel bad.
• Philippines
16 Nov 12
I once experience sleeping in a public vehicle, that was when I had my inventory at batangas here in the Philippines where in it ended overtime at 3am in the morning. It was a tiring day for me because I wake up early Sunday morning about 4am because I have to travel for about 4hours to get to Batangas early. So therefore my work was a 24hours. So when we finished our inventory I was too sleepy and tired that makes me sleep in a bus after I paid the bus and gave a 200peso bill. But the conductor has no change for the bill so he said he'll give it to me when he already has a change. When I woke up I just realize that I am on my destination so I rushed up to get off the bus immediately without noticing that I didn't get my change to the conductor of the bus. That was a mistake that I never did again when I am traveling, sleeping without getting first my change then sleeping. The change was charge to experience thou ^_^
@lizlee (208)
• Philippines
16 Nov 12
I also guilty sleeping in a public vehicle sometimes. Especially when I'm really tired. I just can't help sleeping, and I don't mind if people see me sleep. But I try to, as much as possible, avoid it. Especially if I'm travelling alone.
• Philippines
15 Nov 12
LOL haha, makes me remember same thing but luckily I did not go as far as meter away from my stop. In my case I'm not really that tired, it's only that public jeepney is like a cradle and you can't just stop yourself from falling asleep. haha XD
• United States
15 Nov 12
I remember seeing a man on a commuter train line in Tokyo lying on his side, taking all the seats on that seat branch with him. Everyone was watching him with a mixture of amusement and pity.
@prashu228 (25504)
• India
15 Nov 12
haha, that has already happened with me. Once or twice i even crossed my place where i have to get down. Actually that happens with out our knowledge. suddenly we fell asleep and cross the stop.
• India
15 Nov 12
Hi friend, i too slept in buses several time during my school days. We are doing this due to our stress and tiredness. But we must avoid this kind of activities. Too much of work will made us to go to sleep without our knowledge
• Philippines
15 Nov 12
It is a bad trip if you slept in the jeepney and then it takes you to somewhere new. This experience also happened to me once and i swore to myself that i will never sleep in a public transportation again unless the time for me to get to the destination i want takes a long time like 8 hours. When that sort of experience or thing happens to me, i usually pretend i know where i am going just to avoid embarrassment. I know this happened almost to everyone unless they are not taking any public transportation at all. Well, it's really hard to work hard and then you go home drained. I understand what you are going through, so that's why we have to drink energy drinks to stay energetic and sleep at least 7 hours a night to regain that which was lost. Have a great day!
@Mavic123456 (14460)
• Thailand
15 Nov 12
hmmm.. Guilty as charged. Yes, when I was in the Philippines, I studied in Manila, when I worked, I worked in Quezon City, and I was coming from Rizal. There were a lot of major constructions during that time. In Manila, Rosario and Kalentong bridges were contructing. When I worked in Quezon City, LRT2 was being constructed. Imagine how traffic it was during those days. I was not lucky enough to get away from it. Imagine the hardship of travelling, leaving the house so early so you wont be late to your destination. Traffic was terrible just anywhere. So I slept in the jeep, since it was traffic and I woke so early. Trying to compensate the missed sleep and rest that was deprived of me. Me too, guilty.