24. The Shoes- and Socks-Off Person.
I’m not angry with you, shoes-off person, just disappointed. Especially if your feet are on the seat in front.
23. The Massive Backpack That Takes Up the Space of Two People Person.
People wearing massive backpacks on a busy train or bus, the kind you could scale the Himalayas with, seem to have NO IDEA how annoying it is to have to manoeuvre around it. Just take the damn thing off please.
So much jollity in the confines of a carriage mostly featuring bored/desperate commuters is just wrong.
17. The Person Who Smells Like They May Have Had Something Other Than Cornflakes for Breakfast.
Often, the morning bus or train commuter is faced with a co-traveller who is either traveling to work after a boozy night out, or they have turned to super-strength lager as a pick-me-up to start the day. It’s usually hard to tell, but it’s gross either way.
15. The “I’ll Just Leave My Bag Right Here” Person.
Don’t make me ask you to move your bag. Don’t FORCE me to talk to a stranger on a train.
12. The Nail Polish Person.
No one can fail to be impressed by the skill with which women apply their makeup on the top deck of a rickety bus that last had its suspension replaced in 1974, but can we agree the petrol fumes of nail polish are a step too far?
9. The Never-Ending Phone Conversation Person.
It’s 7:30 a.m., you haven’t woke up yet. But the person next to you on the train is on her 14th phone call of the day, sorting out inconsequential middle management issues that affect no one in any meaningful earthly sense.
8. The Sniffer.
Unable to master the use of tissues, The Sniffer seeks to clear his of her nasal airway by snorting like a pig every five seconds. In extreme circumstances this person may sneeze on you, in which eventuality it is completely normal to jump out of the nearest window, regardless of your mode of transport.
7. The Public Display of Affection Couple.
If people wanted to feel awkward around people exchanging hormones in public they could just never leave school.
3. The Over-Sharer.
There are times — for example confiding in your best friend that you’re having a passionate, no-holds-barred affair with your co-worker, involving kinky sex — when it’s better to have a face-to-face conversation instead of one shared with 45 people on the 7:43 to London Bridge.
2. The “My Music Is So Amazing I Think Everyone Should Hear It Via These Shit Tinny Headphones” Person.
“OMG, that sounds so cool, you must be an incredible person.” —No One, Ever
1. The Singer.
As above, BUT WITH SINGING. Or humming. Which is almost worse.