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Old 06-21-2008, 12:35 AM   #391
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During rush hour, some Japanese sleep while standing. They lean against each other and fucking fall asleep. It's unreal. Like you, I do not need a seat, but I do not need to feel like a Sardine either. I'll likely not ride a train in India anytime soon.
Wow. That's just insane.

And Indian trains look absolutely nuts. I'd love to go on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, though. Any train that's made a World Heritage Site has got to be good.
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Still, better in your pocket than theirs. Nice going.
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ooh, and $10 of that was free money, as i had a free slot play voucher for another casino (which sucks, but i digress) which i turned into $15 and then doubled that elsewhere. money for the vacation fund
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oh, and re: trains. riding the public transportation (lmao, i'm saying that like we have some) here is awesome if you need space. why, riding the trolleys downtown, there are times when you have the whole damn thing to yourself!
I've once managed to get a tram all to myself on a late night run into the city. It was bloody weird.
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Wow. That's just insane.

And Indian trains look absolutely nuts. I'd love to go on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, though. Any train that's made a World Heritage Site has got to be good.
I'd do it once, to experience it, but that would be it.
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I've once managed to get a tram all to myself on a late night run into the city. It was bloody weird.
The best public transport trips are where it's nearly empty.

The bus with all of 5 people onboard = actually relaxing
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The best public transport trips are where it's nearly empty.

The bus with all of 5 people onboard = actually relaxing
A plane with 5 people onboard = nirvana.
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I've once managed to get a tram all to myself on a late night run into the city. It was bloody weird.
what's sad is it's not uncommon to have the trolleys to yourself any time of the day. on weekend nights (like, right about now) they probably have some decent traffic in them, but any other time they're dead. especially the line that goes from downtown to midtown; no one's ever on those it seems memphians view them as "touristy" - why yes, i'd much rather get in my car from my downtown condo, drive to work (which is also downtown), and pay like $20 to park all day in a lot. instead of, you know, paying maybe $2.50 roundtrip (assuming you don't buy a monthly pass which is stupid not to) to ride public transporation. wtf.
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A plane with 5 people onboard = nirvana.
True!

I'm happy with just having an empty seat next to me on a plane.
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True!

I'm happy with just having an empty seat next to me on a plane.
Me too. Amazing how one little empty middle seat turns your trip from crap to awesome. If you get your own row, you're like a King.
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The best public transport trips are where it's nearly empty.

The bus with all of 5 people onboard = actually relaxing
I find a tram that's reasonably loaded just after the morning peak to be best. There's enough life to justify the damn thing running, it's mainly people who have arranged to start work later than 9am and like their peace and quiet (or uni students like me who've just woken up and want to go back to sleep), and odds are you get enough room to comfortably spread out with one of the 4 seat cubicles to yourself.

It always makes me laugh when I get on a tram just before the end of peak and the front half is packed while almost nobody has thought to go down the rear half.
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If you get your own row, you're like a King.
I dream of being that lucky. It's been a good few years since I've had enough room on a plane to really spread out.

Though when I flew from Chicago to Nashville in 2005, I had the rear of the plane just about all to myself. The rear three rows were all empty, so I had plenty of space to get comfy.
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It always makes me laugh when I get on a tram just before the end of peak and the front half is packed while almost nobody has thought to go down the rear half.
yes. or, when it comes to a stop people are already standing at the door like you get a prize for getting off first, or the conductor would be too stupid to realize someone walking from the back towards the door wants to get off at the stop.
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Me too. Amazing how one little empty middle seat turns your trip from crap to awesome. If you get your own row, you're like a King.
When i did some travelling around NZ last December, my first flight was packed to the brim except for the seat next to me. I was over the moon.

The next flight i had the middle seat, but since it was 45 minutes i wasn't worried. The next two flights i had an empty middle seat next to me and an empty row. Shame they were only 1 hour flights and i couldn't make full use of it...
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