The 14 Worst Commuters From Hell

14. The Sardines

The 07:18 train arrives and most commuters instantly notice that although there is a lack of seats on their vessel of choice, but the carriages seem to have enough room for a game of twister.
14. The Sardines

13. The Aisle Blocker

The more seasoned commuter will avoid the queueing madness and head to the far end of the platform where there is only a handful of people waiting to board the train. Boarding the carriage here, the savvy commuter has obtained a clear 20 second advantage on the quest for a seat – however, the guy in front is in no rush.
13. The Aisle Blocker

12. The Sleeper

Daddy’s little princess doesn’t want anyone to sit near her on a crowded train at rush hour, so she curls up in the fetal position across two seats and desperately pretends to be asleep, hoping that people will feel too awkward to challenge this anti-social behaviour.
12. The Sleeper

11. The Foot Rest

Although it’s only 07:30am, some passengers seem to have incredibly tired legs and desperately need to put their feet up on the seat in front.
11. The Foot Rest

10. My Bag Needs its Own Seat

Some people are so materialistic they seem to genuinely care about their possessions’ general wellbeing. So much so that a separate seat is often required for their bag, laptop, magazines, coat and in fact just about everything that they own.
10. My Bag Needs its Own Seat

9. The Gambler

Many of the seats on busy train services are reserved. But some people don’t show up for their seat, some resist the constraints of a reservation and simply sit elsewhere.
9. The Gambler

8. Aisle Sitter

The aisle sitter often claims to be completely misunderstood; they are actually victims of feeling incredibly claustrophobic about the environment they are in. Perhaps they fear nothing more than being squashed against a window when the biggest passenger decides to squeeze up against them. Or perhaps they want to discourage you from pushing past into the seat beside them.
8. Aisle Sitter

7. Loud Talkers

The loud talkers come in all shapes and sizes but love nothing better than competing with the person next to them. Whatever the subject of choice, rest assured that their family, job, holidays and car are considerably better than yours. Are they trying to convince the other commuters, or themselves?
7. Loud Talkers

6. Sound Polluter

One can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to. And, hilariously, some commuters seem oblivious to the fact that Apple Earphones have the worst sound leak known to man. Everyone in the carriage is now wondering why that man in the business suit is listening to New Kids on the Block in 2015.
6. Sound Polluter

5. The Nose Blower

In the bleak mid-winter, there’s nothing worse than being stuck on a very busy train next to people with a bad dose of flu. The constant sniffling, the clearing of phlegm, sneezing or the incredibly loud nose blowing is enough to make anyone feel nauseous.
5. The Nose Blower

4. The Diner

Despite the humble train carriage being a social minefield of self-awareness and consideration of fellow passengers, some people have no such concerns. They’re so unconcerned, in fact, that they’ll happily bring out their Big Mac and Fries and dine while they commute – much to the dismay of everyone. The smell, of course, rapidly spreads throughout the train.
4. The Diner

3. The Quiet Zone Abuser

Hardened commuters will tell tales of peace and tranquillity in a special carriage called the Quiet Zone, although many believe these stories to be that of legend or urban myth.
3. The Quiet Zone Abuser

2. The Manspreader

The manspreader is possibly the most despised species on public transport. He is known to spread his legs with wild abandon, forcing anyone next to him to be cramped in an uncomfortable position. The unlucky seat mate of a manspreader will lose half of his or her seat, while the manspreader gets all the space he needs and more.
2. The Manspreader

1. The Premature Boarder

It should be a fairly simple system; the doors open, people get off the train and the waiting crowds are then allowed to embark on their own journey. Sadly, it doesn’t always go this way.
1. The Premature Boarder