"You take the BUS to work!" - page 4

Ok. I take public transportation to work. No biggy. I have a co-worker of mine who likes to tell the staff that i don't drive and take the light rail/bus. Its not a big issue but I find his manner sort of rude and intrusive. ... Read More

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    That's what I don't understand. Why is your co-worker making it a point of telling others that you take the bus? Does he think you are less of a person for it? Because he's an idiot of thats what he thinks.
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    Yes, tell her that it bothers you. You can do it professionally and politely...but firmly.
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    ...bah! Just ask your co-worker where they parked their tricycle.
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    Quote from abbaking
    Ok. I take public transportation to work. No biggy. I have a co-worker of mine who likes to tell the staff that i don't drive and take the light rail/bus. Its not a big issue but I find his manner sort of rude and intrusive.

    Any suggestions?
    Wow, what a jerk! I'd definitely take the bus if we had a more dependable public transportation system here in Omaha. Tell him that you're proud not to be wasting natural resources to take a car to work every day!
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    What a dolt!
    I liked JBudd's idea of loudly repeating, "Why is my personal life any concern of yours?" especially in front of the people who are listening to his/her stupidity.

    It appears as though this person tries to degrade/embarrass other people in order to feel better about him/herself.

    This type of behavior screams self-esteem problem!!!
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    How about a "Hey, coworker, what is your problem with the bus?"
    0r "Yeah, I take the bus, so what?" "how much you spending on gas and parking and that car each month?"
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    My reply would be, "And this concerns you how????"
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    The guy has some serious self-esteem issues. Anyone that tries to make someone else feel inferior usually does.
    Who is this idiot anyway?
    Taking the bus is great! You don't have to deal with traffic or parking and it is good for the environment! My husband and I take the bus often. We actually sold one of our cars and share the other one now. We save thousands of dollars every year by doing this.
    Many (ignorant) people equate: mass transit=poor, low-class. Other people equate: nice car=wealth. What a laugh!
    I wonder how much he wastes every year on gas, insurance, upkeep/repairs, car payments etc.? For the most part, cars are money wasters.
    You should reinforce the fact that you are happy that you aren't strapped with sinking $ into a car every month.
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    How about: "I know - isn't it great?!"
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    I agree with the posts suggesting you question your co-worker why he feels it necessary to repeatedly announce your commuting preferences. Question him until he flushes up pink and walks away.

    I take the light rail to work during the day, (station is only two blocks from home). Commuting via bus or train is commonplace here; some workplaces offer transit checks, the lure of pre-tax commuter dollars or the like to encourage employees to use public transportation.

    I go to school at night here in town, (the walk is a little over a mile.) From the reaction I've gotten from classmates, you'd think no one walks anywhere anymore. The few people who have said something directly to my face have told me they 'feel so sorry I have to walk to school, especially at my age'.

    Yes, coming up on the 3-0 usually leaves folks crippled.

    What they don't know is that I sold my truck, (we had two), as the cost of gas began to rise. I used the money to pay for school entirely in cash and tucked the rest away. It was the most practical thing for my family, especially considering the parking crunch here in town, rising insurance rates, and increasing tuition.

    What works for you - works for you. Speak up and shut him down!

    Best,

    Southern
    MaryAnn_RN likes this.


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