If there’s one thing worse than a late train or bus, it’s the people you have to share it with. We list the smells, sounds and space invaders that make public transport such a pain.
From late buses to never getting a seat on the train, public transport is bound to raise our stress levels – and once aboard, our fellow passengers don’t help.
A recent survey by price comparison site Jetcost.co.uk has found that screaming babies and incessant chatterboxes are among the least popular travel companions. But what else gets our blood boiling?
We’ve rounded up the 10 most annoying things that happen on public transport.
1. Loud phone calls
It’s 7am. Nobody needs to hear about what you had for dinner last night, the ‘hilarious’ thing your dog did this morning and where you’re going this weekend. Not least at decibels that match the sound of a jumbo jet taking off.
2. Bad hygiene
Hundreds of strangers crammed in one another’s personal space is bad enough – let’s not throw in bad breath and B.O. to make it worse.
3. Putting your feet on seats
This is particularly rage-inducing when there’s nowhere else to sit. Where do you think you are? You aren’t kicking back on a chaise lounge – sit properly.
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