sleeping in a public transportation
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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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.
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.
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.
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 ^_^
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.
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
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!
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.