20 Things You Learn To Hate About Getting The Train Home For Reading Week
Going home for reading week is something to look forward to. Actually getting home via public transport is not.
1. Having to either pay through the roof for a ticket or travel on a non-direct route at weird times of the day and night.
2. Taking so much washing home with you that you end up with multiple items of luggage.
Which will be super fun manoeuvring on and off the train.
3. Deciding to risk taking those library books with you even though you know someone will probably recall them as soon as you leave.
Y’know, just in case you do actually decide to do some reading…
4. Rushing to the train station because you misjudged how much time you would need.
5. Only to discover that your train is delayed when you arrive.
6. You then have to watch as more and more time is added onto the delay.
7. And listen to unintelligible announcements about why the train isn’t there.
8. Scrolling through Facebook and becoming increasingly annoyed with people complaining that their parents are late picking them up.
9. Feeling the despair sink in when the last-second platform change is announced.
You can’t wait to battle through this crowd with a suitcase. Can’t wait.
10. Not being able to find anywhere to put your luggage when you get on the train.
11. Or anywhere to sit because someone is already sitting in your seat.
“Well, I had to sit here because someone was sat in my seat.”
12. Attempting to actually do some reading on the journey but giving up after five minutes because you can’t concentrate.
13. Wishing you’d just got the Megabus after all; at least then you wouldn’t have paid as much for a bad experience.
On the 8 am megabus where strangers try to talk to you/at you.
— Matthew M. Lewin (@callofmatthewlu) October 18, 2015
14. Panicking that you didn’t lock your door when you left and imagining what will happen to your room while you’re away.
Accidentally left my room unlocked all weekend, BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER!!! pic.twitter.com/kGVc4qTG3R
— Josh Dunne (@joshdunnee) November 11, 2013