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Problems with Public Transportation

Overall, I do see a lot of benefits in using public transportation. Not only is it cheaper, but it is also better for the environment. However, I think we are all entitled to be a diva from time to time, and right now, I’m choosing to use that right. Here is a list of my concerns with public transportation.

1.  Personal space doesn’t exist on public transportation, which makes me uneasy.

2.  Sometimes operators of public transportation don’t wait for you even when they see you running, which is rude.

3.  Public transportation seems to encourage body odor, which is not something I typically enjoy.

4.  If you’re lucky and are surrounded by friendly people, they will most likely make small talk. I don’t necessarily like that, either.

5.  If you’re less lucky, you could be surrounded by grumpy people who give you mean looks the whole time.

6.  People make weird noises sometimes.

7.  If you forget your wallet, purse, or phone, you will just have to accept the fact that you will never see it again.

8.  You need to overhear stupid conversations of others, which is unnecessary.

9.  You can’t sing loudly like you could if you were in the car. Or, you could sing loudly, in which case, you’re the type of person who probably makes me uncomfortable.

10.  What’s worse than being cramped on public transportation? When the bus or T pulls up and it’s too full for you to even fit. Day ruined.

So, call me a diva if you must (in fact, I encourage it) but public transportation just doesn’t cut it for me. Uncomfortable, smelly, and grumpy are the only words I can usually use to describe public transportation, and I don’t see that changing any time soon.


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