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i'm going to be commuting soon - give me some great ideas
listen to loud horrible metal in attempt to wake up
Try to meditate but sleep
Try to read but after about a page, sleep
Don't listen to music, but do wear earplugs, sleep
I can't stay awake on the train.
usually pretty good apart from on super early jobs
Faff about on my phone/read a book
Glare at people with folding bikes.
Listen to new records.
Play games or watch something on yr phone / tablet / Nintendo DS.
I'm the master of this. Been doing it for over a year, 3-4 hours each day. Finally this is my last week of it <3
Leave the house at 7am, get to work at 9am. Leave again in the evening at 5.15pm, back home at 7.15pm. In truth it's been a struggle this year, I wanted to read a book a week but I've only read 21 so far :/
From next week my commute will be about 50 minutes door to door. Can't wait.
I'm just answering chris-budget's question.
But when I did commute I used to play games in my head, like 'out of everyone on this tue who would you snog, marry avoid.' That type of thing.
People watch it's fun. Just not so fun when you look at someone and they look at you and then you have 10 seconds of uncomfortable staring games.
read football news
play games on phone (at those rare times that I have a game on my phone I'm into)
that's a commutator joke btw
Try to avoid work colleagues or acquaintances. Or friends or loved ones.
good call - I've changed carriages before to avoid colleagues.
It's not foolproof, mind...
I always find myself wishing someone had left a Guardian around somewhere.
I'm not a social man in the mornings.
I have to walk from one end of town (where the bus stop is) to the other (where work is) and I DREAD bumping into anyone who also works here.
The worst place for it is at crossings. Getting a tap on the shoulder whilst waiting for the green man...
AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH! It's tempting to just throw myself into the traffic.
that we would just wave if we ever got the same tube etc as neither of us were particularly sociable first thing in the morning.
do the crossword (cryptic - never manage to finish it)
do the codeword (much easier)
listen to music
While I get moderately angry at Audi/BMW drivers thinking they own the road and overtake even the people who are speeding.
It's pretty important when you're driving at 70mph.
You ride in the fucking gutter you cunt.
listen to music
listen to podcasts
sometimes i just have a good hard think about life
sometimes i try to meditate and fail miserably, work on good breathing technique anyway idk
because i aint got no internet connection
play phone games
read the freesheets with disdain
do a sudoku
sometimes fuck around with portable synths, will probably do that when i get a volca
watch BBC iPlayer/ read the Economist/ muck about on Traktor/ play Plants Vs Zombies
good work, Virgin Train users
I'll eat breakfast, drink coffee and listen to radio 4.
Aren't you scared of missing your stop AND OR snoring like the hull of a ship touching ground (in my case)?
Or is it one of those "just resting my eyes" jobs where you aren't really asleep? Cos dude, I can't trust myself to do that.
Teach me sleep wizard!
then for the bits when I'm above ground I check Twitter and read articles on my phone. Underground I read my library book.
the coach driver (yeah I get a commuter coach) sticks a movie on the TV (with no sound on and just the subtitles) so I tend to try and work out what shitty-assed cheap movie it is whilst I listen to my mp3 player.
Actually i get what it is but how is it a thing.
and it's pretty much straight down the A2 into London. There are at least three or four coach companies opperating in my local area offering a commuter service and whilst it takes around 3-4h each day it's significantly cheaper than getting the train.
But in the morning I am too tired to concentrate and in the evening I am too tired to concentrate. So I just listen to wrestling podcasts.
I usually get a different bus than everyone else gets because I do not want to talk to anyone from work.
I walk home after work and listen to albums. Generally think about how little time I have left in the job.
Discuss football with the lad who sits opposite me.
I actually quite appreciate it, my job involves a lot of moving around and constantly talking to people so it's good to have time to just listen to music and think about stuff. Plus I get to appreciate the scenery (which consists mainly of fried chicken shops).