There are always pros and cons to taking public transport. Sometimes they are one and the same. OK, I hear you scratching your head and thinking, ‘What are you on about?’ I’m talking about your fellow passengers. Not only are they cited as one of the reasons why people don’t enjoy train journeys, they are also one of the reasons why people do like this form of travel. Fair enough, you buy your train tickets and spend the next hour on a train next to noisy, smelly individuals and count the seconds till it’s over but on some rare occasions these selfsame passengers may just make your day. After all you do seem to see some bizarre sights accompanying you to your destination and, more often than not, these are to be found on trains underground – the subway.
Ah yes, subway travel, you just can’t beat it. No matter which country you are in, what time of day or what time of the year you may find yourself beside one or more people whose fashion sense, luggage or personality will brighten your mood. Sometimes you might think you are hallucinating, but just hold on and remember where you are – one of the oddest places on Earth.
Even if you are getting claustrophobic and you’re feeling like you’re all packed in like battery hens, maybe – just maybe – they feel the same way. I believe in dressing for the occasion.
Pets most certainly aren’t allowed.
I include bats as pets. Oh, sorry, it’s a person. Yes, this is ‘hanging around’, an activity encouraged for those with the special boots.
The subway is a great means of getting home from work. Some people use it to get to work but depending on their dress sense, I tend not to ask questions.
This next image is to be found on the People of Public Transit website; a place where you can post your oddest photos of your travel experiences. The inconvenience of transporting your shopping is another reason why you may not like to use public transport.
Sleepy or slightly drunk transvestites dressed provocatively may put you off as well.
The prospect of seeing people in fancy dress may actually motivate you into using the subway more regularly.
You might see a famous celebrity such as Mick Jagger, below. Oops, my mistake, this isn’t a Rolling Stone, he’s gathered some moss.
Look, I can’t explain this one. And don’t try and make me, please! Some things are best left to the imagination/forgotten about (delete as applicable).
Some say guest blogger, Greg Coltman, has already turned up as the subject of one of these photos but he disagrees (strongly).