The 15 top things other public transport users do that annoy us revealed

What annoys you about public transport?

Time for a rant. Not had one for ages.

The other day I had the misfortune of travelling on the tube. Used to do it for work several years ago and was very glad when I changed jobs and was able to use the car! Nobody likes the tube but sometimes I am amazed at some people’s attitudes. This particular evening the tube was, as usual packed. There was a heavily pregnant woman standing next to me and no one got up for her. It was possible that that people couldn’t see, so I shouted at “could someone please get up for this woman? No one did, I kid he not. So, I said again “I have to say it again? Will someone please get up for this woman?” A man the other end who couldn’t possibly have seen why did. The woman who was exhausted she could only smile to me sat down. Meanwhile a woman, sat next to her friend who was sitting in the “get up and give this seat to someone who needs it more seat” said “I didn’t realise we had a teacher on board” Really? Really? You want to bring attention to the fact that you were too selfish to get up? So I said to her “No, actually I am not a teacher just someone with manners. ” To which, unbelievably her friend sat in the seat from which she should have been the first to get up said “It isn’t that, it’s that people can’t see” Really? Really?

“That’s why I shouted it out across the carriage” I said, bad enough you might think. But this woman was sat next to the glass partition thing which the pregnant woman was standing by! Talk about bringing attention to the fact that you are stupid as well as rude. I couldn’t believe it, arguing about not getting up for someone heavily pregnant. When the pregnant woman left she was able to speak (that’s how out of breath she was when she got on) she thanked me and said no one ever get up for her. Well if that’s you on the tube and you see someone frail or pregnant or disabled who needs your seat more than you do GET UP! Especially if you are in that designated seat! Or enlighten me, why don’t you get up for someone who clearly needs the seat more than you. (If you yourself are in more need of the seat then fair enough but if you aren’t I’d love to hear your reasoning!)

So here’s a list of what people find annoying please free to add yours! The biggest gripe was without doubt number one!

  1. People shouting into their mobile phones
  2. People putting their bags on the empty seat next to them
  3. People who don’t give up their seat for someone pregnant or less able to stand
  4. Eating smelly stuff
  5. Being able to hear noise from people’s headphones
  6. People who need to use some deodorant!
  7. Noise in the quiet coach
  8. Blocking the feet of the person opposite
  9. Bags under tables on trains
  10. People who let their children run amok
  11. People putting feet up on another seat
  12. Eating loudly
  13. Litterers
  14. people doing make up
  15. Trimming nails

Incidentally, if you have any complaints about delays on trains and buses see here and here.

What other horrendous stories of rudeness and things you hate about other passengers on the tube do you have?

 

11 Rants to Improve Bras! (Or 11 Effective Ways Bra Manufacturers Could Make More Money!)

Last week I started a rant about bras on Facebook. Well, given the post was basically for women it was one of my most popular posts!

The start of the ranting
I asked a simple question, why pad with gel and stuff to make a DD look even bigger? Well, one of my post popular posts ever, especially given that it was the first aimed at women for women to engage in! There was some discussion about whether DD was big! But we may have solved this conundrum – back size goes up cup size comes down so could be why some people have different views of what is big. Age could have something to do with it too as in the last few years the average bra size has increased.

Katie Price and Kate Moss. Sublime to the ridiculous in terms of bras? Who would need the padding to get more clothes to fit properly?
Katie Price and Kate Moss. Sublime to the ridiculous in terms of bras? Which Kate would need the padding to get more clothes to fit properly?

Now, this is not about trying to convince anyone our boobs are bigger or con anyone or any of that stuff. For those of us left out in the giving of “In proportion of one’s body boobs” it is about exactly that. Making ourselves look and feel better. So many clothes don’t look right because they “hang” where they should be fitted so there are numerous nice clothes we can’t wear! (Or look daft doing so!) Sometimes a bit of padding helps, sometime it doesn’t! Now how does enhancing the boosting of your boobs so they are out of proportion the other way help?! It’s just not necessary and as one lady said she is a “36D and see a lot of padded!! I love my boobs but padded 36D is just greedy and they feel gross” I rest my case and good night.

The Questions
Before I go though, here are the unanswered ranty questions and I don’t care that ranty isn’t a word. Nor do I care that 11 is not a nice round number.

1) Why aren’t bra cup sizes the same whatever the back size so we all know where we are?
2) Why is a 34c in one shop a 32 or a 36 or d or whatever in another shop?
3) Why are there so few matching knickers for bras?
4) Why are large cups, let’s say from a 36d upwards often padded to enhance the boobs when no enhancement is necessary?!
5) Why (this from one of the more blessed women) can you only get big uncomfortable pads or something like a net curtain in 32H? (Told she was quite blessed).
6) Why did all my female relatives get decent sized boobs but I got my father’s side of the family?
7) Why can’t bras be made where putting them in the washing machine doesn’t “ruin” them or make wires come out and block the machine?
8) Why, whenever you are in shops they so often have all the gel/padded ones in the larger sizes left and none of the smaller? Is this down to buyers not following common sense?
9) Why do all the pictures of bras to buy on line/in catalogues always show lovely looking models all in proportion and never a very small bust?
10) Why do the pictures of bras on line/in catalogues never show how bras look under t shirts etc?
11) Now, if a someone who is a 32B put on weight and it didn’t go on her boobs = 34A = 36AA = what happens at 38? This, this is the sort of thing that will happen to me. When I dropped a back size did I go up a cup size? No I flaming well didn’t, typically defying logic and all things fair. Will I go down a cup size if I go back up a back size? Yes I will.

I’d have a boob job but I know they’d only explode.[Tweet “I’d have a boob job but they’d only explode”]

I shall try to discover answers. But in the meantime let me know if you have any more bra queries?!
 

And also in the meantime check out Bare Reality 100 women bravely share un-airbrushed photographs of their breasts alongside honest, courageous, powerful and humorous stories about their breasts and their lives. Women from all walks of life took part, aged from 19 to 101, sized AAA to K, from Buddhist nun to burlesque dancer. Their perspectives and experiences are revealing and profoundly moving. Intimate, visually refreshing, maybe even surprising.