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people on the train

Postby hubble » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:32 pm

I travel a lot. I go on an hour long bus to my school every morning. My parents are divorced, and my dad lives two hours away. I also go and see my grandparents often, and they live an hour and a half away. So I don't flinch at car journeys, or long haul flights [my mum has to work in America sometimes and I have been to Japan twice]
I love to travel by train the most though. [I am, in fact, related to George Stephenson] This is the reason why: I always meet people on the train. I sit, and they sit opposite me or next to me, and we end up chatting. not crap stuff either. I thought I needed to talk about this because it's either very cool or very weird And it's relatively safe, too because eventually they get off or you do. In that way, however it's really sad because you only have a certain amount of time to get to know a person. here are two people I met on the train, and what I thought of them:
Malcolm
he was the same age as me. he was Irish and was going to see the Pogues, an Irish folk band. he had just randomly got on a train to escape his parents and family for a while, and was traveling to see some friends in Wolverhampton. We both changed at Sheffield so after about two ours of talking we ended up having a coffee together. he had to wait for another train and then I got on mine, and he gave me his phone number. My parents told me I had pulled when i got off.
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i didn't ask him his name because he was older than me and I didn't want to give mine. He had got a wedding ring on and spoke about his kids. He was concerned i was traveling alone and thought I seemed older than my age [which I did give]. he was reading a manuscript he had printed off at work on philosophy and out of body experiences. When he told me this I thought he might be stoned, but he didn't seem it. then we started talking about dreams. When he got off, he said that I had had a profound effect on him and he wished me luck in my life. I just told him to keep reading and Merry Christmas.
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Postby ATP » Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:00 am

People are interesting. I wish, for the life of me, that we had trains around here. They were shut down a long time ago for some reason or another. The tracks are still around, but the city council has decided (I'm pretty sure) to turn them into a bike trail, which is fine. But I would like to ride the trains...

Lucky you get to meet such interesting people.
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Postby hubble » Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:01 pm

I met a forensics medical officer on the train today. He's been doing enquiries at a burnt down house at 3 o'clock this morning. New years eve, and looking at charred corpses.
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Postby ATP » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:34 pm

That is sad and disturbing. Statistics show that if you are going to get murdered, it will most likely be on New Years....
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Postby BlackMumba » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:36 pm

ATP wrote:That is sad and disturbing. Statistics show that if you are going to get murdered, it will most likely be on New Years....


Thank you for that. The thought will live with me for the rest of my life.
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Postby 1337haxorz » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:59 am

On christmas of 2000 a man whos initials spelled GOD was murdered by a man whos initials spelled JHC
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Postby ATP » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:28 pm

That's kinda weird, l33t.

Just so you don't develop a phobia, Black Mumba. :D
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Re: people on the train

Postby house4eva » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:05 pm

you poeple meet interesting poeple. i hate travelling on trains and public transport. for the following reasons.
1)they all look at you as if your going to attack, or rob them
2)couples on a train (ARGH!) they look at you and whisper
3)smelly poeple should be banned from riding the train
4)rush hour- poeple tread on you just to get to their destination quicker.
5)them annoying people who try to give you free newapapers, most of the papers will end up literring the floors anyway!!
smile...it makes people think your up to something :D
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Re: people on the train

Postby Weaxzezz » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:38 am

I don't ride trains as much as I'd like to, but I take the bus most days. Here in Sweden people are rather introverted, so no one really talks to anyone, and if you do you're most often considered weird or intimidating.

I would have nothing against chatting with people, but most people are so stressed and incarcerated in their own heads they wouldn't be able to talk if you did try. So what happens is that you sit alone with your mp3-player and you just look at everyone. It's quite nice in its own way, though.
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Re: people on the train

Postby Spock » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:14 pm

I live in the suburbs, so I havent had a lot of experience on trains. The few I've been on I didn't like though.
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