I have just finished my first week as an intern and I have learnt so much. I have particularly learnt a lot when it comes to the rush hour commute. I thought I would share what I’ve learnt with you.
Ten things I have learnt from my first week commuting into the city:
- Always carry a tissue – whether hay fever kicks in, something odd looking is on your seat or a pigeon decides to shi*t on you. You can never be too prepared. You’re also guaranteed to sit next to a sniffler.
- Take hand sanitiser – people really are disgusting!
- Always prepare for delays – expect “Sorry your guard did not show up for work today, so now all trains will be delayed”. OK, perhaps not quite like that.
- Prepare to get up close and personal with complete strangers.
- People are unprepared… Make-up, hair brushing, dressing, frantic reading of documents… You will see it all.
- Commuting is better than reading Vogue when it comes to style – People are seriously stylish in the city and I love how different people are. I have managed to style two pieces in my wardrobe that have hung there for months. I’ve not quite known how to style them before, but inspiration is everywhere.
- There is a lot of freebies – Rush hour is a great time to advertise, meaning that most mornings I have something new thrusted into my palms. Lucozade, coffee, diet coke, pastries… I’ve had all of these just this week.
- Regulating your temperature to suit the train. There is always one selfish passenger that will close/open a window… regardless of the consensus.
- Always add on an extra 30 minutes to your travel. Even the smallest things can take longer than expected. If you like to be early, like me… Then go for the earlier train.
- Commuting is really bad if you have a shopping addiction.
I hope this has given you a little insight into my week as a commuter. Even though most of these points were slightly negative, I am really enjoying it!
I hope you’ve all had a great week!