Are you a commuter? Jumping on public transport to get to and from work?
I’m amazed that we can squeeze so many people in such a confined space yet not say a word.
In fact we’re more likely to be texting, calling, blogging than meeting new people.
Sure the environment doesn’t lend itself to developing long term relationships – but I’m sure there must be stories of meeting your wife or forming a great friendship all seeded during a commute to work.
Not me though, it’s Angry Birds or Traffic Rush, maybe a podcast or some music – anything but start a conversation with the person next to you!
The Commuter Challenge
I must admit, there is something of a voyeur in me, I do enjoy sitting in the seat at the end of the carriage and for fun seeing how many people I can make eye contact with.
I think it’s time to break the ice, the commuter challenge or icebreakers – maybe start singing a the Albert Hammond song – I’m A Train, or call out “GROUP HUG”. Surely we cancome up with some great commuter icebreakers and lighten the mood of the train ride!
Guessing by now you’re glad you don’t ride on my train.