October 5, 2013

Rules for Becoming a Gold Medal Commuter

Hey friends! Did you miss me?! I've been MIA this week, and despite what I said last weekend about taking a short social media break because of Breaking Bad spoilers, I kind of let the break drag on longer than I would have liked. First off, I somehow managed to get stung by a wasp 42 floors up.  Long story short, my hand blew up like a water balloon and I turned into a big baby.  I think it's safe to say I'm a wee bit allergic. I also started a new job on Monday, after just over four months of not working, and let me tell you, adjusting to a brand new routine killed me this week. New wake up time, new mode of transportation, new commute time, new employer, new coworkers and in a new city I've never worked in before. Killer. With that being said, and as much as I've complained to Steve this past week about not being able to keep up this routine for long, I'm where I'm meant to be. 

I could go on for hours about my new job, BUT I'm kind of restricted. I've taken numerous photos BUT I can't post anything yet. It has yet to open and I can't ruin the surprise. BUT let me tell you, it's AMAZING and I can't wait to explain at a later day.

Moving on... With the new job, also came a new way of gettin to work... public transit! I know it's only been a week, and by no means does that make me an expert, but commuting an hour plus each way every day gives you a lot of time for people watching, possibly one of my new favorite hobbies. If you're looking to earn a gold medal as the best commuter ever, I think I've come up with some pretty fool-proof rules that will earn you that status pretty darn quickly. 

Here goes,

1//  Avoid all eye contact.  Looking at someone else may cause blindness.

2//  To help with #2, make sure you have some type of electronic device glued to your hand at all times.  Who said Candy Crush is just for kids?!

3//  Make sure you talk on your phone as loud as possible. Others are dying to know what you're doing after work.  Also, feel free to do so in the "quiet zone".  After all, you are the exception to the rule.

4//  Sit in the aisle seat and don't move over when the bus/train is full. Following rules 1, 2 and 3 will help you achieve this because you can pretend you don't see the person.

5//  Don't cover your mouth when sneezing/coughing.  Share those germs with the entire bus! Personally, I can't wait to get the flu this year.

6//  Act like you're the only person on a full bus.  Line? What line?

7//  When boarding, cutting to the front of the line will actually help you get to your destination faster. It's science.

8//  Listen to your music without headphones, or loud enough so it's almost like you're not wearing headphones.  There's nothing like a little Sean Paul to get the blood flowin' before 8am.

9//  Skip the deodorant in the morning and go au natural.  Minor detail, right?

This rule deserves this fabulous gif...

10//  Stop the flow. Be that person that can't find their pass, stops in the middle of a sea of people, or is "wexting" their little heart out. 

11//  In the station, don't hold the door for anyone behind you.  Even though they are immediately behind you, let that door slam in their face.  Throw ALL manners and common courtesies out the window.

12//  Eat your food as loud as possible.  Chewing with your mouth open will earn you brownie points.

And last, but definitely not least...

13//  Join the door lice club. Make it your mission to get off that bus/train first, even if it means lingering and boxing out others that need to get off at an earlier stop.  (This can also successfully be done at airport gates.)

Do you take public transit and have any "rules" of your own?


Incase you missed it, this week I:
♥ Shared some fab fall photos from our weekend visit to Forks of the Credit Provincial Park.
♥ Totally slacked on the blog because I was too busy boycotting social media, getting stung by a wasp and becoming a big girl.

Have a wonderful weekend friends :)

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  1. I love this! We have a light rail in Phoenix, and this is pretty much how every trip goes.

  2. Buahahahaha! These cracked me up. :)I can't STAND when people chomp on their food in public! And love the gif.

  3. This is amazing!! Always talk on your phone as loud as possible! Everybody wants to hear your conversation.


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