I don't think I need to say why I hate it, 'cause you might have known. How people squeeze in into an already packed train is one. How people behave inside an overly packed train is another one. Seriuosly if you want to know one's real character, you can take him/her for a train ride. Make sure it's rush hour, and the train is super packed. It works magic! Before you get serious with a date, take your date for a train ride. You will reach your destination either falling deeply in love, or getting extremely turned off.
Anyways, there are times when I find train ride quite "interesting". Why, you asked? Because a lot of funny things happen on the train. You get to see "raw and true" character of people inside it, and that sometimes can be annoying yet funny. Here's one:
There's another funny thing I realised about train passengers here.
In Singapore, two most corner seats in the row are reserved for elderly, pregnant women, disables, and those carrying kids. But of course, when non of those mentioned people are on board, anyone can take the seats. However, it seems like the corner seats are very comfortable, that most people who sit there fall asleep.
At first I thought that life in Singapore was very busy that people didn't have time to sleep, and thus had to sleep on the train. But then I realised, that they are not really asleep, 'cause their position are actually very steady and stable, even when the train gets shaky. And, when it comes to their stop, they are always magically awake, and there's no sign of someone who just woke up. When I told my friend, he said that some people, NOT ALL, pretend to be sleeping so that they don't have to give up their seats. WTH?
Okay, the purpose of this post is actually to rant about train incident that I encounter recently.
But well, I still love taking trains. Especially when you give up seat for a cute old lady who smiles sincerely at you and say thank you repeatedly, when a mommy holding a cute little baby sits next to you, and you can enjoy the cuteness, when a small family with happy faces wearing causal tees and shorts enters the train to go to the zoo on the weekend. Yeah, despite some of those incidents, I guess, Singapore's train is still worth the ride :)