Sunday, May 20, 2007

Why not to take the bus for long distance travel

These were the thoughts that were running through my head when I was riding back to here last night.


These buses aren't called 'semi-sleepers' for nothing. They deliver what they promise - 'semi-sleep'.


Have these bus guys ever heard of the word 'ergonomics'? Why do they make seats with such poor lower back support and such big head-rest?!


How the hell did I forget rule #1 when traveling by bus - to never drink water?


Q: How can you be aware of every bump and every pot-hole on the road?

A: By having a full bladder


Why does it take half an hour to go 10 km when you are traveling at over 60 kmph? Either the time seemed to be longer than it seemed (theory of relativity), or the distance was actually longer than 10 km. I personally think, the distance was longer.


Well, that's for now. That is all my tired brain can think after the semi-sleeper...

14 comments:

Trish said...

I am such a kid when it comes to drinking water any time because I just hate to take the time to go to the bathroom. And a bumpy bus ride is the worst!

choconet said...

i can imagine how you feel like right now. coming back from my trip to the netherlands my brain feels almost empty.

Maddie said...

Bhuv, I HATE travelling by bus. Absolutely detest it!! And I just cannot go without water.. so that doesn't help either! Totally relate to this!!

Anju said...

oh yeah...that's how I felt while driving down the mountains. It's as if the bladder waits until you start moving to get filled up!!

Bungi said...

Trish - Oh, i so hate to go to the bathroom! It is the most irritating of things in the world!

Choconet - Tell me about it! Needed two days to recover and still not fully recovered...

Maddie - Grrr... I know.

Anju - I know! How does that happen?!!! Sheesh... Must be Murphy again...

Me said...

lol.
hee hee.
Sorry I know I should be more sympathetic but really, that was funny because you are absolutely right!

Bungi said...

Me - No worries. If my plight puts a smile on someone's face, it shall be accounted in my good deeds book... So, go ahead. Laugh all you want.

The Mahathma said...

why are u obsessed with bladders now ppl

The Mahathma said...

BUNGZZZZZZ!!! HOW PROFOUND!! THEORY OF RELATIVITY EH! FROM A 400 RUPEE bus RIDE ! SIR ISAC NEWTON WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD OF U!

60KMPH SEEMS LIKE 10KMPH WHEN UR IN A STATE OF SEMI SLEEP IN A SEMI SLEEPER!!

WHY DID U DRINK WATER! U SHUD HAVE HAD A BEER! U WOULD HAVE HAD A SOUND SLEEP !

The Mahathma said...

we should have notice boards at the entrance of the buses

"Please ensure you have emptied your bladders. If not go to the side of that wall and help urself . We shall wait "

Bungi said...

Sajeeve - Correction. The lesson cost me 350 rupees. And i think it is Einstein who would have been proud of me really.

And the obession with the bladder is, it just can't be ignored when it can't be ignored, i say! And guess we've all been there and we understand what it means...

The Mahathma said...

haha! so u know who did what !

mandy said...

semi-sleeper bus travel is absolutely HORRIBLE!
and really, what is it with these people and making seats with no lower back rest? ugh!

The Mahathma said...

i was talking abt the bladder bungzz! i was talking abt gravity tsk tsk!