Friday, June 01, 2007

Observations from Sweden #3

I move around Stockholm using public transportation when I'm here. It's kind of fun, since I don't do it all the time like before when I lived here. Almost like a little adventure. It's pretty amazing how close to your final destination you can actually get using public transportation in Stockholm.

But why is it that people get up, ready to get off long before the bus or subway has stopped. Are people that nervous that they won't get off in time? That the doors won't open and they have to ride to the next station?

All day today people have pushed me around, preparing to get off the bus, long before we're close to a bus stop... I'm always in the way, feeling like... an alien...

7 comments:

veronika said...

Valkommen till Stockholm! Skulle jag vilja saga.:)

Matildas fikarum said...

It's really interesting reading about your observations in Sweden.

Annika said...

Japp, välkommen till Sthlm. Man blir lika j-a irriterad varje ggn över "buffligheten"...Så det ÄR!

Fia said...

Hm, vissa saker ändras tydligen inte...

Per Stromsjo said...

In most other capitals I’ve been to people outside a subway car will wait politely until those who want to exit have done so. That particular tradition isn’t very well established around here; it’s more like a contest on who manages to push through the door first. Therefore, being prepared when the door opens is a good strategy.

JaCal said...

Veronika - japp! ;-)

Matilda - thank you! I like doing them, feeling a bit alien-like when I move around my old home town.

Annika - ja, tänk att man bott här så länge utan att lida av buffligheten...

Fia - nä. -;-)

Per - welcome! - yes so it seems. And actually if you don't move fast, the people getting on won't get out of the way so you actually will end up going to the next subway station... ;-)

Desiree said...

Stockholmare är stressade och alla vill av först.