1 Jun 2017

Commuting Vol 1

Commuting:
For my ‘dayjob’ i commute to London 3 days a week
I am on the train
A LOT
I sit in the quiet zone
I think the reason for this is in the title of the carriage
QUIET ZONE 

Over the past 12 months I have seen many things in the quiet zone
Phone calls
Very loud phone calls
Phone calls so loud I can hear them through my noise cancelling headphones
Infuriates me
Loud laptop typers
The type of typers that are angryallthetimeandhitthespacebarEXTRAhardfordramaticeffect
Some people do not understand table etiquette
Let me give you a visual 
seatsso, where should the next person sit?????
I know my fellow commuter that you understand the rules
seats
DO NOT SIT OPPOSITE ME UNLESS YOU ARE PERSON NUMBER 3 or 4

3 can sit opposite as I’d rather spread out my stuff sideways

I have seen 2 grown men argue about an arm rest
They even dragged the train manager into it
Manager had the best response…..Move seats most of the carriage is empty
Neither one moved! (I seem a little more normal now about my seating preference!)
I saw a woman arrested because she had the wrong ticket on the wrong train and refused to pay for a new one
She also refused to give her name to the train manager
She also refused to sign the paperwork to say she refused all the other things she refused
I’ve seen people argue over exactly what ‘quiet’ means
I think it should be renamed the silent carriage (stolen from a comedian from Mock The Week)

For now I continue my commute, and I continue to be angry at those who make noise in my carriage.
Occasionally I speak up
No one has shouted at me...yet.

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