An Open Letter to Public Transport Commuters

“Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations.” ~Bryant McGill~

Dear Fellow Commuters,

Good Day!

I wrote to remind you of a basic value that every commuter must share, that is courtesy.


I understand that you and your friend must have not seen each other for a long time now (like 5 hours already) but please try to keep your voices low. There maybe that “gossiper” in each of us but unless you are celebrity-ish then your life may not be of our interest, or simple not interesting at all. Please spare us from your life’s mishaps and your neighbor’s ill gotten wealth. Bear in mind that you are only paying for the transport service provided, we do not get paid for unwillingly tuning in on you.


Now unless you are paying for two or currently suffering from body pain of some sort then please sit properly and keep your belongings on your own space.

Each of us take part in making our travel a good one. I have been commuting since 5th grade and I have had not a problem doing so in dress, in a hurry, with big tons of bags, or in sleepyhead— as long as we all remain courteous and polite.

“Love may fail, but courtesy will prevail.”
~Kurt Vonnegut Jailbird~

Loving the Passenger Seat,


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