Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Public transportation


In the quest to be green/ ecologically friendly, my new year's resolution was to take public transportation, and walk to the corner store versus drive. A recommendable resolution no doubt, it has however left me more traumatized than I had anticipated:

1) I've been shocked by watching a woman at the tube station make a four course meal from buggers in her nose.

2) I've been packed like a sardine in tube coaches, and when I thought we couldn't possibly fit another human being in the coach, a guy larger than Pavarotti at he's heaviest squeezed in! I still have my wallet imprinted on my rear! And after being in close proximity with people you would think I'd be more friendlier... oh hell no! I'm crabby and have a rude retort at the ready to even the guy who hands out the metro newspaper, he now just quietly hands it over

3) IN trying to be a good employee and get to work early, I calculate my commute to work, and since I want to be a healthy human have started walking to the train station, however, some twit decided to stalk me in the wee hours of the morning...6:30am!!! I do not leave the house until sun up...literally, I'm not in the mood of making a 30 minute brisk walk 15 minutes again! Not to mention people always look at you funny when you're sweating profusely in the train on a cold day!

SO screw being green! I'm not interested in being squashed in a train coach, because national rail want to reap a bigger profit instead of adding more coaches. I do not want to be stalked on the walk to the train station by the neighborhood psychopath. So I spit in the eye on conservationist, I laugh in the face of eco-warriors, I'll spout carbon dioxide like a cow burping methane gas! Being green should not increase my discomfort, it's bad enough I have to work, I don't have to be miserable about it!

5 Comments:

Blogger Stephen Bess said...

lol! :) This is a funny post. Al Gore should know about this! It's good to see you slip back in now and then. I hope that life is treating you well. Take care and good night~

1:55 PM  
Blogger Acolyte said...

And I thought I had issues with public transport!
I guess you meet all kinds in the train dont worry things will look up and you will be able to afford 4 wheels to move up and down!

7:25 PM  
Blogger Aegeus said...

A very diverse crowd you run into i see. Hehehehe. I do not mind skipping all that, too true that you have to work, but added misery on your way...no way!

2:26 AM  
Blogger Princess said...

I cannot tolerate public transportation either but that is a blog in and of itself!!! That is the only reason I did not move to Manhattan, because I would have to take the train!!

There are numerous ways of being green so don't feel bad!!!

10:21 AM  
Blogger gishungwa said...

Public transport irks me most when it rains and people with their umbrellas, crying children, loud music, obnoxious touts and knowit all passangers with an opinion on everything among others.
Exit here and wooosah...

8:42 AM  

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