Five Awful Commuter Stories Told By Students

by Madi Wong, writer for RU Student Life

No matter what form of transportation you take, there is always the unexpected. Train delays, people with no manners, limited space to breathe and move around. We’ve all been there.

Focusing on getting to your destination is enough to worry about so when things pop out of nowhere, it can be a real pain. Or a very fun commuter tale to tell.

Here are five awful commuter stories told by students:

“I was getting on the subway at Dundas two weeks ago when a homeless person grabbed my ass and said, ‘Hey sweet cheeks,’ then winked at me. I just looked away.” — Max
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2. “I have endometriosis and so some days my legs can get really useless after a long day at school. One day, I had a really bad leg day and was feeling sick so I decided to sit in the disability seats of the TTC. A man physically removed me from the seat I was in! He proceded to shout at me and no on even cared. I hate commuting!” — Sydney
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3. “One time I was on the subway and a man was clipping his toenails from Broadview to Kennedy loud as FUCK” — Anonymous
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4. “Two years ago my friend and I were on the subway when a lady approached us and asked us for some money. We proceeded to say sorry and gave her a bus token instead. She then did a full loop back to us and asked where we were going. We said we were going home and she asked if she could come with us and how it would be worth it. We told her ‘No’ and she proceeded to lay down on the chairs next to us and rested her head on my friend’s lap. She used him as a pillow for what felt like forever.” — Ethan
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5. “I was on the bus and something hit my white Converse when the driver hit the breaks. I looked down and it was a dry piece of poo rolling up and down .” — Anonymous
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