There are some people who think public transportation is a fantastic idea. It’s cheap, it’s accessible, and it’s better for the environment. If this is actually true, then why is public transport still not vastly used by the general public? Because it’s all false.
Public transportation is an absolute nightmare. On the rare circumstance that I have not caught Scarlet Fever on the bus, I’m sitting next to someone who hasn’t showered in seven years and has no regards for personal space. Many may think that growing up in the city would accustom someone to using public transportation, but it doesn’t. I hardly ever used public transportation. Every time I have to get on a bus, train, taxi or whatever it may be, all I feel is misery and I wonder why I didn’t just walk to where I needed to be. Here’s five reasons why people absolute hate using public transportation:
1. The types of people
I’m not a huge fan of crowds to begin with, but some of the things you see on public transport is insane. There’s always someone who is talking way too loudly on the phone, someone who is standing way too close to you, that one kid who won’t stop screaming, and that one person whom everyone can smell. Everyone is always pushing and shoving… it’s pure evil.
2. It's not that cheap
Compared to the cost of owning a car, public transportation is the more affordable option. That doesn’t mean it’s cheap. The cost of NYC’s Metro monthly pass is $120, and the price only continues to go up. You’re basically paying to be miserable every day.
3. It throws off your whole schedule
I have been in quite a few situations where a train or bus was running behind schedule. If your bus is late, you are now late, too. If you’re lucky it’s only late by a few minutes, but if you’re not so lucky (like myself) your bus is running extremely late and you feel like you’ll never make it to where you need to be. Everyone is rushing and piles on at once and for some reason, there's NEVER any available seats.
4. When the driver brakes
You know what I mean… The taxi driver brakes so hard your head goes flying into the seat in front of you. It’s not an enjoyable feeling. Sometimes the driving can be so reckless that you have to keep your eyes shut so you can’t see what’s going on. At that point, I’d rather just walk.5. It's so dirty
This is the worst thing about public transport. Think about it: hundreds of thousands of people are using the metro system every day. Who’s cleaning it? No one. People pile in and out of subway cars all day long and no one is coming through with a Clorox wipe cleaning all those germs. There’s people who are sick, people who are dirty, people who are all crammed together sharing germs all day long. It’s absolutely cringe-worthy.