Public transportation is a whole other world, where pretty much anything goes. It doesn't matter if you're on a train, subway, or bus. In each situation, there are no rules.
I mean, sure, there might technically be a rule that you aren't allowed to eat on the bus– but people totally do. Any time you step onto a bus or other form of public transportation, you are saying goodbye to everything you can expect to encounter in the regular world and opening yourself up to a brand new idea of "normal."
Someone clipping their toenails? Seen it.
Someone eating a salad with chopsticks? Seen it.
Someone taking off their socks and switching them to the other foot while also playing the harmonica and singing "Take Me out to the Ballgame?" Haven't seen it, yet. But I feel like someone has.
Here are tweets that perfectly capture what it's like to take public transportation.
Well, that's something you don't see every day.
A lady has brought her iMac onto the train! Has she not heard of a laptop?? wtf!!! https://t.co/zC3wNw7Yhv— David Hill (@David Hill)1499180926.0
This is normal.
Someone bought a kazoo on the bus and is playing the Star Wars theme— 🧼 Soap 🧼 (@🧼 Soap 🧼)1496363445.0
There's obviously a story here.
an interesting combination of things that someone left on a bus seat https://t.co/LnJzSXl4ff— plasticbagger (@plasticbagger)1495235964.0
Having a good train conductor can make the drudge of a daily commute so much more bearable.
Train conductor just said "please use all available doors and arrange yourselves by color of your socks". Glad some… https://t.co/sGsSrPeHHR— ally 𝖌𝖆𝖙𝖔𝖗 🐊🏳️🌈 ᵐᵒˢᵗˡʸ ᵈᵒᵍ ᵖᶦᶜˢ (@ally 𝖌𝖆𝖙𝖔𝖗 🐊🏳️🌈 ᵐᵒˢᵗˡʸ ᵈᵒᵍ ᵖᶦᶜˢ)1510785616.0
Must be Arthur Weasley.
There’s a guy on here this morning dressed like he’s from the Ministry of Magic trying to blend in with the Muggles.— Train Diaries (@Train Diaries)1510644995.0
a girl on the F train was eating a pomegranate one seed at a time and when someone looked at her she said ‘i’m weird.’ I ❤️ NY!!!!!!!!— lolly (@lolly)1509760284.0
This tweet was a real roller coaster.
A lady just walked off the bus with a stroller and the thing in it fell out and everyone screamed but it turned out to just be empty boxes— . (@.)1481573122.0
I wish I had seen this one in person.
I just now remembered that yesterday morning, a dude lost his balance when the train lurched and tried to play it off by dancing for 2 min— Stacey Molski (@Stacey Molski)1493148710.0
saw a girl on the subway holding her coffee hands-free by clipping a binder clip to it which she then held IN HER MOUTH. Honestly impressed— julia reinstein 🚡 (@julia reinstein 🚡)1496790116.0
Ah! A Typo!You know what? I'm gonna say it. You're the bus weirdo in this situation. Let the man craft his email in peace!
You know the train is too busy when you can feel someone else's phone vibrating.— Olly Barter (@Olly Barter)1496736143.0
Omg. A girl got her hair caught in my jacket button and I literally dragged her off the tube.— Michael Di Nigro (@Michael Di Nigro)1510078917.0
Face, meet palm.
Just heard someone on the tube comment that they can't believe all the stations are named after monopoly squares...— Jack (@Jack)1496490883.0
Travel in style.
Someone has blinged up this bus and I love it. https://t.co/qffT0sR6LS— Ned Hartley (@Ned Hartley)1496391176.0
Turnabout is fair play.Of course, this only makes sense if you are the only two people on the bus. Otherwise, you are also the bad guy.
This is the worst.
When someone sits next to you on the train, sees you're reading, introduces himself & says 'don't worry I won't tal… https://t.co/7V22NYOKcc— Paul (@Paul)1510846150.0
This woman was about to miss the train so she threw her bag to stop the doors from closing. Her bag is on the train. She is not.— masc potatoes (@masc potatoes)1489703407.0
Someone just sent this to me on the tube https://t.co/ihYTqmOF3f— Bella (@Bella)1499251364.0
Cute! I think.
gave up my bus seat for someone and she pulled out a bird in Tupperware https://t.co/RPCtOHJnZx— Matt Buechele (@Matt Buechele)1495464975.0
A guy on the train has just told his friend that someone who eats fish but not meat is called a Presbyterian.— Alex Craven (@Alex Craven)1509968142.0
And they're off!
Train pulled away from the station and a guy genuinely started commentating on it like a horse race 'and the 1843 from Bath is off' etc.— Rob Pearson (@Rob Pearson)1509735204.0
This is adorable.
Omg there is a little girl reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire out loud on the bus and I am LOVING it— Sammy (@Sammy)1496820147.0
there's a lady on the bus feeding a rat nestled in her cleavage is this ratatouille— vienna, like the sausage (@vienna, like the sausage)1504595796.0
I FELL ASLEEP ON THE BUS AND SOMEONE BRAIDED MY HAIR WTF— vozage (@vozage)1490920208.0
I have so many questions.
A guy on the bus just whipped out a hot dog two hours into the ride and I have never been more confused in my life— Tory Rylance (@Tory Rylance)1509390369.0
I just yelled "who invited this guy?" at someone getting on the train and I feel terrible about it— Litt Romney (@Litt Romney)1510156530.0
That is a lot, though.I'm with her. I'll do four floors, but five? Not a chance.
Just the essentials.
a guy just opened a v official suitcase on the bus and all it had in it was like 6 cans of coke zero and a pen— pumpkin king (@pumpkin king)1509718792.0
A girl at my bus stop is eating strawberries out of her jacket and I'm so confused like who puts loose strawberries in a denim jacket— keevs 🦕 (@keevs 🦕)1503410905.0
It's similar to a salad.
There is a woman on this bolt bus that is casually snacking on dry lettuce 🤷🏻♀️ https://t.co/Hwlnl3Oo27— Jen Joyce (@Jen Joyce)1497208815.0