The LRT fascinates me.


(an obvious photshop lol)

After taking the LRT for the past few months, I made some notes about my daily commute.

– People never seem to move to the back of the trains. Yes I know there’s no back since technically there are 2 heads, it just depends on which way they are going- what I’m referring to are the sections of the carriages that aren’t right in front of the doors i.e. the area where the carriages are connected, or the place in front of the seats. All they ever do is crowd around the door. Seriously, I find this real annoying. You wait 20 mins for a train to arrive at the station (cos there’s a long line in front of you). When the train arrives, you see tonnes of space in the ‘back’, but you can’t get to it because of every fucking idiot standing right in front of the fucking door.

It is understandable if you were going to get off at the next stop, then by all means wait in front of the door. But no! These fuckers don’t get off at the next stop. They just stand in front of and stop people from coming into the train when there is obviously so much space for them to go to at the back. These people are fucking inconveniences. I mean come fucking on, what is wrong with these people? Do they own the train? Do they lose anything if, god forbid, the train utilizes its maximum passenger capacity? Whenever I get on the train, I always move to the ‘back’ and most of the time I get surprised at how empty it is.

– I wonder which is dirtier- the hanging strap or the railing? Which part of the train is the cleanest part to hold? If there was some way to measure, I would. But as of now, from personal observations, the cleanest part of the train to hold while you are travelling is the roof. Nobody seems to touch it, and therefore it is the least contaminated area of the train. But most of the time I’m just leaning against a wall and or railing, not holding anything with my hands (they are used for air-guitar or air-keyboard).

Which is the safest part of the train to be in? The strongest part of the train? I would say the middle of the train would be the best part- in the event the head or tail collides with another train or gets sandwiched from the front and back, I think the people in the middle would survive :p

The coolest part of the train would be the section where the trains connect (for the Putra LRT, I don’t take the Star line so I can’t help you guys with that). There is an air vent in the middle of the train that blows cool air in. The best place to cool off after a long trek to the LRT station.

The best view? I would say somewhere near the doors. Cos I’ve noticed that hot girls either sit down or stand somewhere near the doors. They hardly (if ever) come to the ‘back’ of the train.

– The other day I thought of a cool idea- if you want to break up with a girl, do it on a moving train! In the event it turns out ugly, you can just get off at the next stop just before the doors close! HAHA! I am a genius.

6 Replies to “The LRT fascinates me.”

  1. Haha I think about the safest part of the train too. And instead of just holding onto the railing, I almost hug it. Just to reduce the likelihood of flying off in the event of the train rolling. Not that it’ll make much of a difference by that point.

  2. you should hang around the center where the “air vent” is….plenty of space, and people seem to be scared of the moving parts on the ground, so you got the place to yourself :p

  3. Jamie : haha hugging the filthy rail?! doesn’t feel very safe to me either. and like you said- not much difference by that point! haha

    vanessa : kinda suits the tone of the post

    jsze : yes, the air vent 😀

    Kinson : haha yeah, that’s where I’m usually standing. plus you get the wall to lean against!

  4. Jamie you rail-hugger! People despise us you know, but we shall hug the rails while the rest careen off into the horizon!

    I forgot who thought that the center was the least safe if the train was to split in half. Well, chances of that are less than it getting a collision on either end, hah! And yes, the window ends are always roomy, and you’re lucky to get one of the 4 deluxe 1.5 seats at the ends of the train.

    And amen to hot door bitches!

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