What Funny/Creepy things have happened when you have used Public Transport?

@Tiamjr (435)
June 1, 2009 11:40am CST
I am not driving yet so have to use public transport a lot. I practically rely on buses and trains to get around. Well, I was on my local bus the other day and the strangest thing happened. A young man got on wearing one of those slogan t-shirts. Part of the slogan was covered up by his jacket. He was also carrying a rucksack. Anyway, after he went and sat down the bus started, and this old man got up and walked towards the back of the bus where this man was sitting. What immediately went through my own mind was that this old guy knew him and wanted to go and talk to him. Anyway the younger man started to look a little freaked out, and it seems the old man wanted to know what his t-shirt said. He even moved his jacket on him and started reading it out loud! How weird is that??? The younger guy put his rucksack in front of him afterwards and somehow I don't think he'll be wearing that t-shirt again:)! I felt for the younger guy at the time, I mean, I wouldn't want some old stranger pulling at my clothes. But it also made me laugh. Is that wrong? Maybe I just have some weird sense of humour, because it was also a really creepy thing to have happened. Just curious if anyone else has witnessed some weird behaviour when they have been travelling on public transport?
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@Jingoo (26)
• India
1 Jun 09
well i have had some creepy things happening wheni have used the public transport. I have been stalked for over 3 months as i normally take the same bus every day. It took me 3 months to figure it out as this man would always be onthe same bus and sit behind me. Once i realised it was frightening and had to complain and sort things out
@Tiamjr (435)
1 Jun 09
That is really creepy! Hopefully you did get it sorted though?
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
1 Jun 09
Yikes, that is creepy. Is it okay for you now?
• Spain
1 Jun 09
That sounds scary. figured it all out? :o
1 Jun 09
Me and my mates were on the elevator/lift in the train station and my mate bought some sweets (By the way this was about 4 years ago) and he was sharing the sweets with us and then this man put out his hand for a sweet and we were looking at the man like WTF!! and then we gave him a sweet and then he took the whole pack of sweets and stuffed most of them in his pocket and gave us the rest LOL. Also one me mates slapped another mate and the mate who got slapped recieved £1 (This was a lot for us because we were young then) from a random guy LOL.
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@Tiamjr (435)
1 Jun 09
The guy who took most of your sweets is really strange yet funny at the same time. And your friend getting paid for being slapped! Did he think it was a street show? I can't imagine some random stranger doing that, it is really weird! Thanks for your post.
1 Jun 09
I don't know why the man gave my mate £1, I think he felt sorry for him LOL. Maybe the guy thought that may mate was getting bullied or something, as soon as my mate got £1 and we got out of the train he slapped my friend back.
@Tiamjr (435)
2 Jun 09
Maybe your other friend should have waited a bit. Who knows that guy might have come running up to give him a £1 as well! LOL
• United States
1 Jun 09
Does waiting for a bus count? I remember when a friend and I were teenagers waiting and a man drove his car past us really slowly. He was leaning tward the passengerside of his car looking at us. ok, strange guy. Then he drove around the block again and stared at us some more while he was turning. I have no idea if he thought we were cute? wanted to abduct one of us? assault one of us? Just way creepy.
@Tiamjr (435)
1 Jun 09
That is creepy! Although you don't really know what peoples true intentions are for doing something, a guy driving round the block looking at teenagers doesn't sound good.
• United States
2 Jun 09
And being inexperienced in life as a teenager, we thought it was strange. But being an adult and looking back on it makes you wonder what sick things he could of been thinking & thank goodness nothing happened to us.
@Tiamjr (435)
2 Jun 09
Absolutely! When you are young you just don't think of these things in the same light.
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
2 Jun 09
OPkay this is funny but pathetic in a sense. Years ago when I rode buses a woman got onto the bus. She was so large she litterally turned sideways to fit through the doorway. Even then it was a tight squeeze. As she got on the first step the bus actually took a deep dive down towards her side. People actually got up to move to the other side I guess to balance the weight shift. I am not joking, this woman had to have weighed 600+ pounds. Sad but yet it was funny as it reminded me of cartoons where this happens with the bus leaning as badly as it did. So what did the shirt say anyhow? LOL HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
When ever i ride into the public transport, i would sit close to a woman or the driver to keep myself from being sit with a sorry-arsh stranger. for my belief, that old guy is trying something scheme and probably crazy since he has no reason to pull the guys jacket unless he wants to get something from him. i think he should act fast if some guy like that would go near him..
@Tiamjr (435)
2 Jun 09
I probably would have screamed if he had done it to me! But it is not something you expect to happen to you or other people on a bus anyway. The young guy just looked really embrassed and violated. I thought putting the bag in front of him was a good move though. Stops any further tugging tendancies! And the old guy just standing their reading out what his t-shirt said!! Personally I just thought the old guy was a bit loopy, but I suppose he could have had an ulterior motive. You just don't really think it through that far when your watching it. Unless there is some type of compulsive disorder where you have to know what everything says??
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
1 Jun 09
I had just gotten off of school and was at the bus stop when this guy came up to me and said "Hey, I'm a pimp." I was like, "Uh, that's wonderful." He started to say stuff like "I like you, I like you," and it never stopped, even on the bus. I went to sit at the back of the bus where I usually sit and he follows me and sits only a seat away and starts talking to another guy, apparently someone he knew, and continues to say all of these icky things about me to this guy! I didn't want to move because I was afraid that he'd follow, but I did get off of the bus earlier than I wanted to get off because of this incident. Needless to say, the transit system was called, a complaint was filed, and I haven't seen this character on the bus since.
@Tiamjr (435)
1 Jun 09
That's horrible! What a creep! Glad you haven't had anymore bother off him after filing your complaint. I don't think anyone should be made to feel like that when travelling on public transport.