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September 8, 2017

These are officially the worst people to encounter on your commute

By Jack Rear

Yesterday, the Piccadilly line was in chaos for the second time in a week. Absolute disaster, if, like me, you’re a Londoner who relies on the line.

I was subject to all manner of shenanigans on my commute yesterday morning. Two ladies nearly came to blows over queue jumping. I was smushed against a man who kept yammering away to me. As the train inched slowly along its path, I was subjected to a woman whose stench of cucumber made my eyes water. However, the worst by far was the chap whose BO was so bad the air around him was painful to breathe.

If you’re a frequent commuter, you’ve probably got your own stories just like mine. After all, everyone knows the worst part of commuting is the other commuters. Maybe if we all stopped holding each other in such disdain, commuting would be more pleasant for all. Still, until that day at least we can all take solace in the knowledge that everyone else is as miserable as we are.

Vehicle leasing company OSV has done a bit of research into the most annoying commuters in the world. In their research they’ve learned what really winds people up on their commutes. As you might imagine, there’s a lot of things that annoy people.

However, some personality types irk us more than others when we’re trying to get to work. According to OSV’s research, these are the all-time most irritating people that you can possibly encounter on your morning commute. If you are one of these people, please, for the love of all that is good, stop it. Take a long hard look at your life and your choices and make the decision to improve. The sanity of your fellow commuters hangs in the balance.

So, here they all are: 12 despised commuters infographic


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