Thursday, June 3, 2010

Have You Been Caught Sleeping On Public Transit?

If I can stay awake long enough, I find it hilarious to watch people nod off to sleep on the bus. Usually they wake up when their head drops violently against their chest, then look around guiltily to see if anyone notices they're drooling. But sometimes folks get pretty comfortable. I have about a 20 minute bus and there's one guy who sometimes gets so deep into sleep in that short time that he starts snoring.

Well, a big thank you to Joel for sending me a link to the POOPT website- standing for 'Passed out on public transportation'. Take a look and see if you see yourself. You can submit pictures too. I'm trying to catch the kid on my bus sleeping who always leaves a big smear mark on the window, but so far no luck.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

I used to snooze every day on the train in Japan. Many, many people do it there. Of course, my commute was also 2 hours each way...

I've slept on the bus out to Cheney several times too, with my head propped up on my backpack in my lap. That's another place I've seen a lot of dozers… overworked students on a 30 minute ride…

SRTC Staff said...

Joel from STA, who sent me that link, said he did the same thing when he was in Korea, because the length of the line was three hours. He said it was hilarious to watch people wake up and realize they'd missed their stop by an hour.

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