People We Hate in Our Bus Ride
By Baxter Jacinto
There’s no such thing as comfort, convenience and safety in our public bus (unless it’s the P2P bus or it’s a Sunday). And no thanks to the glorious traffic in EDSA, you’ve got yourself one heck of a ride going to work/school and vice versa. Add some aggravating people at the bus and you totally got yourself one hell of a ride. Here’s a list of them.
8. The Insensitive Conductor
“Sige pasok lang ho, urong urong na lang po sa gitna para makalarga na!” Things literally get sour during rush hour as the conductor forces as many passengers as it can inside the bus.
7. The Ayoko Nga Passenger
While the conductor tells everyone to move in the middle, there will still be passengers who’ll decide to stand near the door, which eventually clogs the pathway. You’ll have to put an effort to squeeze past through these human blockade to find relief.
6. The Overly-PDA Couple
Nothing is more awkward than the sight of couples cuddling (and secretly groping each other which is actually obvious) in the bus during a 7pm rush hour.
5. The Smelly One
This unfortunate circumstance sucks because you don’t have the luxury of moving elsewhere, what with you standing shoulder to shoulder with everyone else. You just have to endure the whole thing during that two hour traffic.
4. The Reckless Driver
Aside from very fast drivers, there are also extremely fast drivers who would shift lanes as if they were a Wigo. What’s traumatizing is when they go full speed at a curved fly over and you’re there praying that it won’t tilt.
3. The Gossip Mill
You just really want some peace of mind while traveling, but there will be times when you find yourself near two people gossiping about their friends and workmates. The conversation can sometimes get really dense and absurd and make you want to comment. But you choose not to because you’re too tired. And some things are not worth the effort.
2. The Maxed Out Earphones
Sure, the one beside you is wearing earphones but the catch is that it’s set in the max volume to the point that you can actually hear it. Good luck with catching a quick nap in the bus with this kind of guy around.
1. The Preacher
I got nothing against this kind of people who preach the gospel, but when you get to experience it twice in a row in one bus ride, then it’s a different story. You don’t really have a choice whether you want to listen or not because you can’t help but hear it, especially when the preacher has a lapel on him. What’s awful is that you’re handed down an envelope for you to put some donation. Dearies, what we want is a refund, not additional expenses on top of what we’ve already paid for for our hellish ride.
What other types of people do you hate seeing in the bus? Share it below!