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Things commuters will understand to work/uni

These are the 'problems' that I find with the commute to uni and back. The university that I go to is an hour train journey away from where I live. Luckily for me I am only at uni 3 times per week but still those 9am starts.... ouch! I have decided to write this post to share the problems/situations that only commuters will understand.
Things commuters will understand
Having to get up hours early just so that you can get ready, catch the train etc in time. E.g getting up 6am for a 9am start. 
You have to try your best to stay awake on the train, just so that you won't miss your stop
You know exactly where you like to sit on the train
You hate it when others sit next to you on the train as sometimes (well most of the time) you just want to sit by yourself and prepare yourself for the day
Nothing makes you more furious than rising train fares
You get annoyed when the train conductors (is that what they are called?) walk up and down constantly checking peoples tickets
How squashed you can get on the train especially during peak times of the day/evening
You dread travel announcements. The last thing you want is for your train to be delayed
When your train is delayed it makes you late for work/uni
When your train is delayed it puts you in a bad mood for the rest of the day
You know exactly where to stand on the platform to ensure that you get on the train first
You know exactly where to sit on the train so that you don't end up traveling backwards

You start to recognise the people that get on the train

During the hour train journey it does give you time to catch up on emails, catch up on work or just listen to some music

When you arrive back home you can forget about whatever has happened that day

The competiveness that you feel to get a seat on the train, when you can see it is busy

You have to 'limit' how long you spend on your phone just so that the battery will last throughout the day

Smelly people. Haven't you heard of a thing such as deodorant?

When someone sits next to you but they basically take up most of the room. Its fine you just basically sit right on top of me!

How cold it is on the train

When people decide that it's not cold enough in the winter so they decide to open the window. Have some consideration for others and not just yourself

When the train suddenly stops for no reason. Hello? I need to be somewhere on time. You  stopping is making me late by the minute

When people try and talk to you when you have your headphones in

The struggle to force yourself to go into uni just for an hour. When in total it takes you longer to get there and back

Do you commute to work/uni? If so do you experience these problems aswell or have I missed anything?


  1. These things are spot on! I can really relate to the competitiveness of grabbing a seat, especially when it's busy. Once when I was on the train with my Nan she was on crutches and all the seats were filled and no one would let her have their seat. Some people are just ignorant.
    Love Casey X

    1. Thank you :) Its a nightmare getting a seat as you literally rush towards it.
      People can be so rude sometimes they often forget about manners when on the train x


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