Okay I know my last post was a list of things I hate about retail and I’m sorry but this post is also going to be a list of things that really get my blood boiling and I know it may be hard to believe now but I am actually a nice and happy person usually. Just sometimes things happen that make you rethink about your faith in humanity. Most of this thinking happens when I’m on the bus or train just people watching. The smallest things tend to bug you when you’re bored and your phones dead so you cant listen to music.
– When people have an empty seat next to them and they’re sat on the aisle side but wont move along a seat even though they can see your hands are full of bags and you’re in no state to jump over them on a moving bus.
– The lady that tells you all the stops on the train. Yes I understand that its helpful but when you’re on a train from one end going to the other end of the line and there’s about 2745 stops you don’t need to hear every single stop the train will stop at each of its stops. Most of the people on that train take it every day. They know the stops and if you don’t there are maps on the walls of the train and an electronic sign telling you the rest of the stops.
– Youths. The loud rude ones that have just gotten out of school and find it fun to scream at each other on the bus whilst digging into their box of chips and laughing their heads off at something that isn’t even remotely funny.
– The beeping noise that happens on the bus as the doors shut. Why? Whats the need? We’ve already gotten a headache from the youths yelling and stomping about upstairs, we’re on our way home from work, we’re tired, we don’t need this high pitch noise.
– When people realize they’re on the wrong train and have a panic attack and act as though the next stop is Tombouctou. THEY STOP EVERY TWO MINUTES AND YOU CAN GO ACROSS TO THE OPPOSITE PLATFORM AND GO BACK!
– People that still try to pay cash on London buses and say that had no idea it was only Oyster cards and Contactless cards that they could use. How is that even possible its been like that got ages now! Now if its a tourist it doesn’t bug me as much but when you can tell its an actual Londoner you just look at them like “really?!”.
– When you’re finally out of traffic but the bus driver pulls up to the side and tells everyone he will wait there for a few minutes for a change in driver. Surely that could have been done as we sat in traffic for the last half hour. I understand it wont exactly be safe but it would mean that we wont be stuck in traffic again.
– People that I assume forget their headphones at home and decide to listen to their music out loud and have a little rave on their own.
– The little kid that stares at you. You know which one I mean. We’ve all had this happen to us probably more than once.
– Tourists that ask you if they’re on the right train even though the beautiful robotic voice of the woman telling you each stop has just said the station they want to get off at. Like, honey I have my earphones in, that means I don’t want to help.
– On the overground when people ask you for money. Please, I just want to travel without feeling guilty for not having change on me.