'Doing online Christmas shopping and getting it delivered to this bus' - People finding black humour in #railstrike
Have you only just arrived in to work after a morning of commuting hell due to the Irish Rail strike?
Perhaps you're one of the 150,000 rail passengers who had to find alternative arrangements and headed for the LUAS or Dublin Bus stop only to watch as tram/bus after tram/bus trundled past you, packed to the gills with people who managed to get on at an earlier stop?
And if you did manage to squeeze your person in uncomfortably close to your fellow commuters chances are you remained standing for an inordinately long time as traffic came to a virtual standstill.
Some of those who were lucky enough to be able to raise their phones to their faces shared their woes with us on Twitter. Sure what else would they be doing? There was plenty of black humour to be had this morning...
There are 'train people' on my bus and they seem utterly baffled at how we all face the same direction and don't touch knees. #RailStrike— A.C. Sliotar (@Gwareth) November 1, 2017
Doing online Christmas shopping and getting it delivered to this bus, because I’m going to be here for a while #RailStrike— Aoife O'Boyle (@SurelyMarkowitz) November 7, 2017
There are TRAIN PEOPLE at my bus stop. I am outnumbered #RailStrike— Frances Byrne (@FraffieB) November 1, 2017
A bus passenger just asked "how sandy IS Sandymount?" #railstrike You'd never get that sort of chat on the Dart.— Steven Cull (@Stvcull) November 7, 2017
Two hours to get to work because of the #railstrike - luckily dancing in my car is my favourite activity. Commute - check, workout - check.— Robyn Claffey (@RClaffers) November 7, 2017
By the time I get in to work it will be time to go home. Good news is I could just stay on the bus. I have a seat... #railstrike— Sasha Kinch (@sashakinch) November 7, 2017