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When I'm traveling by public transport, oddly enough I don't like to mess with my phone or listen to music. I just prefer to be with my thoughts and muse about all kinds of things that come to mind: music, philosophy, life et cetera. Though the trip goes very slowly like that, I find it to be very relaxing, almost therapeutic.

However, things change drastically when I'm in a hurry or late from something.

When a bus driver drives at normal speed within the speed limits, all I'm thinking is "goddamnit you idiot, go faster!".

If the tram is late only by a few minutes, the driver is an incompetent bastard who can't keep up with the schedule and should be fired.

If somebody rushes in to a subway car when the doors are just about to close, the person is a dragging moron who should have stayed on the platform and waited for the next train.

Also, baby strollers. They bring utter misery. This, too:

I might have exaggerated a bit, but it's strange (and scary at the same time) how I get so pissed for no reason, even though I'm generally a calm guy. The bus isn't going any faster, no matter how much you'd like to bark at the poor driver who is just doing his/her job. Why I'm even considering telling the driver how to drive the vehicle, especially since I don't have a driver's license?

Nowadays I usually go relatively short distances by bike, which keeps me in better shape, and if I'm late from something I can channel my frustration into cycling faster. Pretty neat, isn't it?

If you're in a hurry, don't go bonkers like I used to.


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It sure is extremely difficult not to get upset when traffic is slow! I don't understand how some people manage to keep calm.


Indeed! Even if you remind yourself it's not going to go any faster, it's still darn difficult.


It sure is. My wife always gets mad at me for getting mad at traffic, which then makes me more irritated and hostile! I avoid leaving our small town and driving in city traffic.