Posted: 8:49 pm by tom in Blog
, My Life
Phew, I finally made it back to university after a 6 hour train journey! Seeing as my headphones stopped working I was forced to do some actual work instead…
Subsequently I’ve outlined my reasons why I think that you should and shouldn’t work in a train environment. Read these points carefully, as any of them could happen to you!
Reasons why you should work on a train:
1. It’s a good use of time, you can get some useful work done.
2. It makes the journey go by quicker than just staring out the window
Reasons why you shouldn’t work on a train:
1. The internet is painfully slow, this gets very frustrating.
2. You might end up writing under the influence due to the fumes of the drunk sat next to you.
3. Aforementioned drunk reads everything you’re doing and looks at you strangely as if he requires an explanation for what you’re up to.
4. The internet is painfully slow, this gets very frustrating.
5. Using a laptop when you don’t have a table seat results in crippling back pain and scorched legs.
6. When your laptop starts up and makes a noise everyone in your compartment turns to stare at you - you cower in embarrassment.
7. You feel like the drunk is watching your fingers carefully as you type in your passwords.
8. You suffer temporary blindness due to your close proximity with your laptop screen.
9. You fear that the drunk will rob you of all your possessions at any moment.
10. You are able to complain about all of the above to your friends via msn, but nobody likes a moaner.
So… my conclusion from that eventful journey: Don’t work on trains!