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16 Things Commuters Would Rather Do Than Start A Conversation

Each of these scenarios would be infinitely better than rush-hour chitchat.

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1. Get off and wait for the next train.

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Even if it makes you late for your really important, career-defining meeting.

2. Commit the cardinal sin of standing on the left side of the escalator.

And make absolutely everyone mad in the process.
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And make absolutely everyone mad in the process.

3. Pretend to be asleep for the entirety of your journey.

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Even though you're desperate to finish the final chapter of your book.

4. Get off a stop early and walk the rest of the way.

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Especially when it's raining cats and dogs outside and you are without a brolly.

5. Give up your seat on every journey between now and infinity.

No matter how exhausted you are.
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No matter how exhausted you are.

6. Sit next to someone on the bus with a particularly noxious kebab.

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Vomcano imminent.

7. Never sit at the front of the DLR ever again.

Your "driving" days are over.
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Your "driving" days are over.

8. Take a longer, more expensive, nonsensical route.

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"So what if my journey takes me via zone 5 when I'm trying to get to Oxford Circus?"

9. Get intentionally stuck behind dawdling tourists when you're in a bit of a rush.

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Continuous stopping and starting included.

10. Chow down your morning coffee's cardboard cup for breakfast every single day.

Delish.
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Delish.

11. Get smacked in the face every 30 seconds with an oversized rucksack on a crowded carriage.

Forget a cup of tea – this is just what you need to wake you up first thing in the morning.
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Forget a cup of tea – this is just what you need to wake you up first thing in the morning.

12. Listen to the same tinny rendition of a '90s pop hit for 45 minutes on repeat.

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Catchy.

13. Be dragged through the streets of London by a Santander Cycle.

At least your fellow commuters will have some entertainment.
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At least your fellow commuters will have some entertainment.

14. Never getting to sit down on your commute again, due to the seats being forever occupied by people's feet.

15. Be sneezed on by a never-ending succession of commuters on a cramped train.

"You need a tissue, mate. No that's not a question."
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"You need a tissue, mate. No that's not a question."

16. Never again experiencing the joy of seeing an empty carriage pull up in front of you.