13 Things You’ll Only Know If You Commute To Work

1) Getting up at 5am every day means you’re in a permanent state of exhaustion

When your wimpy city-living colleagues say they’re tired, you can’t help rolling your eyes.

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2) If you want to avoid falling asleep at your desk, you have to be in bed by 9.30pm

No social life for you.

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3) After-work drinks are a total nightmare

You can only stay for a couple if you don’t want to end up getting home at midnight.

And if your train leaves once an hour, you have to time your exit very precisely.

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4) Commute time = nap time

You don’t even care if you snore/dribble/lean on someone’s shoulder. Those minutes are precious.

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5)
Nothing makes you more furious than the increase of fares

£480 per month for delays, a lack of seats and broken air conditioning? ARE THEY JOKING?

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6) You hear travel announcements in your dreams

It’s haunting.

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7) You know exactly where to stand on the platform to be first through the doors

If you’re a train commuter, you become uncontrollably incensed when they change that platform.

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8) Replacement bus services are the absolute bane of your existence

So. God. Damn. Slow.

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9) Missed your service? That’s it, you’re late for work

Cancellations are even more frustrating.

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10) You’ve started to recognise conductors, drivers and other passengers

And you’ve probably got secret names for all of them.

Example: ‘Where’s fit pinstripe man today? And who’s red lipstick woman talking to on the phone?!’

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11) You’ve got a favourite seat

You’re genuinely shocked when somebody else dares to sit in it.

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12) But you do get an hour or so to get engrossed in a good book

Or catch up on your fave TV show on your tablet.

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13) And when you’re back home, you’re greeted with fresh air, cheaper house prices and *gasp*… greenery

Let’s be honest, nothing would get you to move to the city.

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