Well basically this post will somehow be my insight on what it feels like to take public transport. Most probably, some of the users never experience what I experienced and for those who can relate, I feel you girl ! In my context, I'll elaborate more on the train or to be specific, KTM. I would say KTM is the most convenient and affordable among all public transportation, but I rather not to say that because it is obviously will be me, lying. Well they could be, but unfortunately KTM is far from that. Yes it is affordable and supposed to be convenient but out of the hundred times of my experiences taking the KTM, that statement can only be applied once or twice. Anyway, lets not delve into such matters now tho, as I'm here just to share few things regular KTM-ers like me will have to put up with everyday. Every morning I'll go to work via KTM because I dont have much choice. I get to see different people and personalities vary from one to another which sometimes entertain me. So yeah, lets just go further deep :
1. The typical pusher
In this case, I literally mean the pusher as in those who rush or push people just to get in the train first. These people will wait for no one, let alone to wait for people coming out of the train, which eventually will always cause congestion at the entrance and make the crowd push even harder. For a helpless person like me, I always end up squeezed between the other passengers. Haih, no wonder I always smell so bad.
2. The f****** grossful
Can you imagine the dilemma between trying to keep yourself balance and not wanting to touch any parts of the train because apparently most parts are contaminated with either sweats or boogers, I mean seriously, I would rather awkwardly balance my stand than have to touch all those filthy things. Yucks, that's right, it happens in KTM.
If you never seen a real life freak or weirdo, you should try to take the KTM sometimes. It can be quite creepy and funny at the same time, to be honest. I always try to ignore these people but I just can't. They always grab my attention especially when my phone is running out of battery. You'll get to see people talking to themselves (well thats actually not weird, but since I do that all the time and people called me weird for that, then I guess it is weird), criminal looking people, people who breath directly in my face (which I hate the most !!), unshaven armpits, and bla bla many more. I hope people don't see me as the train weirdo as well. lulz
4. Minah with long 'hair'
By hair, I mean the one on their armpit !!Ergh disgusting. How could you let people see that horrendous part of yours publicly? Aren't you ashamed of your unshaven amrpit? Or they really have no idea that their armpit is showing? I was traumatized when I accidentally looked at the awful view and I still am whenever I see the same view. If they were my friends, I would have deliver them the message thru their birthday gift which will be a shaver, electric one, so they can use it more than once.
5. The most typical yet still standing strong in the chart, the selfish prick
You know that obvious look of someone when they are trying to avoid any eye contact or trying to not make any big moves so that people won't notice them. Yes, that happens all the time in KTM. Mostly when a person pretends not to look because they refuse to give up their seat for the elderly. Some will pretend to sleep, while some will stare blankly onto the floor as if they are trying to penetrate the floor. Yeah. Same goes to those 'hard to move' bitjches that refuse to go further in and causing the crowd to focus at the entrance which always blocking the way in and out. Ergh.
6. Minah kelam kabut
These are the people that will shout "EXCUSE ME MY STATION" even before the train stops. There this one time, a girl left me with no choice except to push her away and give her a 'that' look. She started pushing people harshly one station away from her stop, and by the time she reached near me, she shouted "move, my station!" and my reflect answer was "excuse me, if there is anywhere to move I would and I'm off at the next station as well fyi" completed with my sarcastic glance. Luckily she understood me and waited until we both able to get off the train peacefully.
Well actually there are more but I would just post the first 6 on my list for now. Shall come back for more updated list. Yeaa as if anyone is anticipated to read my updates. Till then..