Why Commute Is The Worst Part Of The Day

"Nothing", I thought to myself, "nothing can be worse than this". There is something about your feet being trampled by nearly everyone in sight that sets you off against humanity. It is as if these people never learnt the process or boarding and de-boarding a public transport.

Being forced to hold a ballerina pose or breathe in the absolute worst of odour is the easier part of morning commute. Why? Because the same thing is supposed to happen a few hours later.

Now, I am not a violent person who would argue with or physically hurt another human being without a reason. Heck, I will avoid one even when I have a reason. At its best, violence will leave you with regret over the things you've done, while PTSD is one of the severe consequences of indulging in such activities.

Yet, I have this urge of knocking a fellow commuter out each day on the way to work. Shoulder tackles, elbow strikes and full body charges are a staple part of the morning routine and sprints are necessary to make it to a slightly empty carriage.

But in the masses of ill-mannered and poorly trained commuters, there are a few geniuses that take the crown of being the worst person to travel with.

That list will always be led by the person who needs a lesson in 'walking 101'. This amazing individual has a tendency to utilise the entire width of the pathway, often unsure about what the ideal route is. For some reason, this person is always punctual, which allows him to casually walk around at a pace that won't require him to sleep in order to lose the race to the turtle.

Honestly, the last proper queue that I had the opportunity to witness was nearly a decade ago. And that didn't last for much long either. While I agree that it is okay to bend the rules if it helps someone in need, but I don't think it earns anyone a privilege to cause inconvenience to the people around them.

There is this popular quote about how we are not required to please everyone and that there will always be someone to question our lifestyle or behaviour. And some use this wisely to justify their poor behaviour and utter disregard for the comfort of other people.  

However, bad etiquette is reflective of the shortcomings of a person which, if not monitored, causes enough harm to the individual that pleasing others shouldn't be a priority anyway. I can assure you that this is not an exaggeration. Also, while it is true that good public conduct doesn't guarantee a good person, my intention here is to highlight the importance of decent behaviour in public.

Even if you choose to unread the last two paragraphs, I would respect a justification of the ignorant practices that people pull off in commute. Because the way I see it, there is no positive for a person in causing annoyance for fellow passengers, especially when that somebody can't do much to help them.