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Stuck on a train for 12 hours, alone.

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u/EmperorThan 3d ago

Camera slowly zooms in on framed photo at the back of the traincar:
Overlook Express Ball - July 4, 1921 with OP in a tux.

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u/mrfeeto 3d ago

"You've always been the caretaker. I should know, sir. I've always been here."

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u/annin71112 3d ago

That was awesome. The shining train, love it.

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u/highpl4insdrftr 3d ago

All work and no play makes OP a dull boy

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u/adviceKiwi 3d ago

Here's

Johnny

OP!

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u/fish312 3d ago

I'll have what I'm having!

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u/WolfSpartan1 3d ago

Like go-gurt, but to stay!

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u/lexi_raptor 3d ago

Ahhh the Danish! Clearly from Brussels.

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u/EffectiveSwan8918 3d ago

A small of cerealed gain, don't mind if I do

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u/TechnicalChipz 3d ago Gold All-Seeing Upvote Vibing Helpful (Pro)

could be worse, you could be stuck on a train with people.

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u/ergonaut 3d ago

With one really outgoing person ::shudder::

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u/sneeden 3d ago Doom

A "scared of silence" person

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u/BenjamintheFox 3d ago

I remember a very annoying experience was being trapped in a hotel lobby with a bunch of salesmen with nothing to sell. All I wanted to do was relax while I waited for my parents, but they just. couldn't. turn. it. off.

Every moment had to be filled with some inane conversation. On top of that it was a summer day in south Florida, and I was wearing rather heavy clothing, so I was hot, uncomfortable, and constantly being talked at.

At some point I started eyeing the hotel pool and considered diving in out of desperation.

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u/BusIndividual3581 3d ago

thats one of the 7 circles of hell right?

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u/PuzzleheadedEast548 3d ago

One? It's all seven of them

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u/thatnimrod 3d ago

Nah, the pool’d be empty in hell

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u/jessybean 3d ago

No, the pool is full and tantalizing but you are not allowed to use it.

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u/PoeticDichotomy 3d ago

“Welcome to Avarice! Your quota is 50k a month, BUT THERES NOTHING TO SELL”

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u/justsomeplainmeadows 3d ago

"If anyone talks to me one more time, I'm leaving negative reviews on EVERYONE'S corporate site! AND I HAVE NAMES"

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u/MaddyMagpies 3d ago

They will try to talk you out of that, which will take another 15 hours, and then they will desperately ask you every hour "we good?" to make sure that you are not doing that.

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u/Fantastic-Standard87 3d ago

OMG I just quickly caught your comment in my peripheral and misread "hotel lobby" as HOBBY LOBBY and instantly became concerned for your welfare. Your situation was shitty but not as dire as "stuck in a hobby lobby with bored, unactivated, under engaged businessmen" type of shitty. Glad you made it through my guy! You're safe now!!! FTR I would have completely wrecked that pool!! 100%

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u/milo6669 3d ago

In situations like this I wish it would be socially acceptable to just say "sorry but i'm not feeling like talking right now, so please leave me alone"

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u/cyberjellyfish 3d ago

It's entirely acceptable to say that.

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u/WDavis4692 3d ago

It is socially acceptable to say that. That's actually a very tactful way to respond.

I know it's not easy for introverts, but it's a useful life skill to learn to be a little more assertive. You have rights and feelings too, and if you want to be left alone, there's nothing wrong with that.

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u/Evantaur 3d ago

Had to sit in a train full of cheerleaders once and i had extremely bad hangover.

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u/Mehmeh111111 3d ago

I am a scared of silence person but if you don't talk first, I will gladly keep my mouth shut forever.

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u/PureRandomness529 3d ago

Scared of silence but even more so scared of being annoying.. relatable.

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u/SendMegBilderAvBacon 3d ago

"Ah, yeah, yes, mhm, yeeah, uhuh, mmmmhm, yah, right, oh, yes, yesssss, ahhh, oh" x infinity

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u/LooksAtClouds 3d ago

Let me tell you about our Saviour...

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u/ampjk 3d ago edited 3d ago

Couldn't find the bible one. this the gif i wanted

https://youtu.be/iuhIj6ezEcY

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u/popltree2 3d ago

Would you like to have a face-to-face meeting with him? Because either you shut up or one of us is going to.

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u/toinfinitiandbeyond 3d ago

I guess we'll just have to solve this in the after life.

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u/here_now_be 3d ago

you could be stuck on a train with people.

exactly! I would be so happy if this happened. I'd be running up and down the isles, take it all in, and sleep without anyone bothering me. A dream come true.

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u/Michimomo 3d ago

Sorry but it's aisles, not isles those are small islands.

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u/B_Roland 3d ago

The train is like a private aisland.

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u/Phytanic 3d ago

I've been stuck on a full airplane for 16 hours straight.. it's not pleasant. Taking that same flight home in a couple of days and I'm going to hate it. (Sydney to Dallas)

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u/krejenald 3d ago

I heard from a flight attendant when flying Sydney to LA that it's better to fly to Dallas as they book less seats for to it being a longer flight, so that's something I guess?

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u/Phytanic 3d ago

That's what I heard too. Unfortunately I flew out to Sydney on the day that that FAA system crashed and so the flight was overloaded. hopefully it's not the same

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u/KombattWombatt 3d ago

Sometimes I kind of wish I could be stuck on a train for 12 hours alone.

Hope you found some tranquility, at least.

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u/GodofAeons 3d ago edited 3d ago LOVE! Lurking

Well, it was definitely tranquil. Once I calmed myself from the thunderstorms and tornados nearby, it really hasn't been too bad.

Edit: The amount of people I see telling me to masterbate is slightly concerning.

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u/not_brittsuzanne 3d ago

You in Louisiana or Mississippi?

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u/GodofAeons 3d ago

Louisiana, how'd you know?

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u/not_brittsuzanne 3d ago

Those storms just ran through us in Houston this afternoon. Figured it had to be next couple states over. Hope you get and rest and quiet time!

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u/KaBar2 3d ago edited 3d ago

The tornado in the Pasadena/ Deer Park (Texas) area overturned a freight train--scores of train cars tipped on their sides. That tornado was serious. It wrecked neighborhoods all along Texas State 225 highway, San Augustine Street and Center Street (main avenues in Deer Park) and knocked out power for several hours until the utility company could make temporary repairs. Power lines were down and towers were bent like pretzels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iQz9KX7z_g

https://www.foxweather.com/extreme-weather/pictures-videos-storm-damage-houston-area-texas

https://www.accuweather.com/en/severe-weather/live-news/live-damage-near-houston-as-likely-tornadoes-rip-through-texas/1472711

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u/MtnDewTangClan 3d ago

Just had to mention it overturning trains yo OP didn't ya

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u/BigBirdLaw69420 3d ago

Yeah how else is he going to get a fearerection?

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u/FSUnoles77 3d ago

I can smell that video.

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u/No_Association_545 3d ago

The City of New Orleans?

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u/freshapepper 3d ago

I used to ride The City of New Orleans to see my grandparents growing up. Homewood Illinois to Newbern Tennessee every summer for 2 weeks!

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u/Rob_Bligidy 3d ago

500 miles when the day is done

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u/InsideOut2299922999 3d ago

Sons of Pullman porters and sons of engineers ride their father’s magic carpet made of steel. -Steve Goodman

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u/neighbor_mike 3d ago

Mothers with their babes asleep Are rockin' to the gentle beat And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel

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u/ATXBeermaker 3d ago

Good morning America, how are you?

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u/el_throw 3d ago

Currently in BR. Stay safe friend! This storm is gnarly. 🙏🏽

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u/SmokedBeef 3d ago

Hey if you want to farm some crazy karma, take a few more photos, including one looking down the aisle and post it in r/liminalspace. This photo already gives off those liminal vibes, but take a few showing just HOW EMPTY the train is and this could be one of the best natural examples I’ve ever seen.

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u/HaywireMans 3d ago edited 3d ago

And the thing where you take a picture of yourself in every seat and combine all of the pictures into one!

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u/CmdrShepard831 3d ago

And make it look like one of you farted really loudly and the rest of you aren't happy about it.

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u/SmokedBeef 3d ago

Oh yes please do this one as well.

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u/MrGraveRisen 3d ago

Thunderstorms, solitude, and food. Can we trade?

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u/Cismet 3d ago

Sounds like a great 12hr vacation

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u/DoYouNotHavePhones 3d ago

Thunderstorm and raindrops on an empty train sounds like my audiologic wet dream. I'm getting sleepy just thinking about it.

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u/AWiseWizard 3d ago

Seriously that sounds amazing. Laying in bed right now just trying to envision it haha. So cozy

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u/alexs001 3d ago

Are you stuck as in you have a 12 hour ride ahead of you, or stuck as in you cannot exit the train due to some unforeseen circumstance?

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u/chenyu768 3d ago

This was my question. Becauae if its the former id say dude i got the whole train to myself.

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u/Nekryyd 3d ago

Watching intense storms out the window on a 12 hour train ride all by yourself..

Everyone lives my dreams but me. :(

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u/blindes1984 3d ago

This may be the best edit I've ever seen

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u/EpicLegendX 3d ago

Peak Reddit moment tbh

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u/WealthTomorrow0810 3d ago

Hope you were traveling...you are not just forgot to get down at the last stop, and got stuck inside the train for 12hrs right?

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u/crumbbelly 3d ago

That's crazy people are saying that, but you should masturbate.

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u/YellowGuppy 3d ago

Seriously. Twelve hours of uninterrupted silence would be amazing.

Edit: they interrupted the silence with food. Where is this train? When you're done with it, I want a turn!

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u/Evercrimson 3d ago edited 3d ago

I had a flight like this from Paris to San Francisco years ago on a A330 that sat about 270 people. Two hours before the flight departed, there was an accident with the train that delivers some 90% of people between Paris and Charles DeGaulle airport. I made it there in time via taxi, but virtually nobody else on my flight did. There was a total of 5 passengers in this huge plane. There was practically nobody there but they said that we had to go regardless to vacate the gate and have the plane make the return flight. It was an almost 12 hour flight across the North Atlantic and the only other person I saw the whole time was a flight attendant twice to come check on me specifically because there was nobody else in my half of the plane. It was the best flight I have ever had.

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u/Jakub64 3d ago

I wish… my tinitus would go completely crazy with no backround sound

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u/zenomotion73 3d ago

The sound of the train would be the best background noise

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u/Razzeus 3d ago Beating Heart

I have something that might help with your tinitus as a temporary relief. Be forewarned that your mileage may vary from no result at all to a few hours of relief. The following may seem silly but seriously try it. It can't hurt.

I achieve temporary relief by creating a loud thumping sound inside my head by doing the following. Place the flat part of your palms over both your ears to block out as much sound as possible. While doing this you need to create a thumping sound with your fingers. I do this by placing my middle fingers high up on the back of my head, resting on the bone. Then I put my index fingers on top of my middle fingers. Then I apply a bit of pressure with my index fingers while sliding them off the side of my middle finger. Essentially snapping your index finger off your middle finger, onto your skull. Similar to how one snaps their finger off there thumb and the snap sound is made by the finger slapping the flesh of the palm. If done correctly you should "hear" loud thumping inside your head.

You don't need to do it at the same time with both hands. You can if you want, or you can shift from one to the other. You don't need to be fast either. Once every second or so is fine. I do it for a solid 30 seconds. I'm not kidding here. a few seconds doesn't seem to work. Afterwards, remove your palms and listen. See if the ringing is gone. If you can't tell immediately that something changed. It probably isn't going to work for you.

Good luck!

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u/mooseyjew 3d ago

Holy shit. I have tinnitus and I'm definitely trying this. Nothing else ever works.

Could I also just cover my ears and have someone else make the thump?

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u/i_am_icarus_falling 3d ago

I've heard of this remedy before, and don't have tinnitus, but I would think you would need to make the thump since no one else can hear the resonating sound in your head to make sure it's thumping.

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u/mooseyjew 3d ago

I've been trying it out for a few minutes now, and it definitely has an effect for a short amount of time. I think I'm doing it wrong tho so I'm going to keep trying lol.

It lasted about 2 minutes tho, which was nice.

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u/pudgylumpkins 3d ago

It’s always a very short lived reprieve. Still nice to have the option though.

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u/buddhafunk 3d ago

You made my day. I’ve had tinnitus for a few years now and I just tried your method and I can definitely feel a difference. Thank you so much.

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u/katsai 3d ago

Holy shit! That actually worked for me. Didn't completely eliminate the noise, but it's substantially quieter. Thanks random internet person!

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u/i_know_tofu 3d ago

My first reaction was "DREAMY!!"

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u/Ronnie_Mustang 3d ago

I was once stuck on an Amtrak for 22 hours alone in a car. It was kinda neat but pretty boring. Also sort of frustrating when we stopped for what felt like hours somewhere in West Virginia or Maryland and you can't see out the windows and it feels like the twilight zone.

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u/My_Name_Is_SKELETOR 3d ago

This could totally be the premise to a Twilight Zone episode.

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u/Harold_Angel 3d ago

Next stop Willoughby!

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u/ParisAintGerman 3d ago

Where a man can live his life full measure

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u/theschoolorg 3d ago

an iconic line. also, if anyone is interested, the episode was the basis for this TV movie. If you love the episode, the movie is worth the watch if just to see a year 2000 take on it. -> https://youtu.be/83DFhC97-_s

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u/jester2324 3d ago

Be careful you don’t see someone who looks exactly like you at the train station

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u/pauciradiatus 3d ago

There's... someoneonthetracks! Some... thing... onthetracks!

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u/BreakingBad2014 3d ago

Once I was stuck in an airplane for 12 hours with hundreds of strangers, trade ya.

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u/DanishWonder 3d ago

I once sat in an airplane at O'Hare for 8 hours waiting for weather to pass. At that the they brought us back to the gate. I missed my business meeting and flew all the way back to the west coast having spent 16 hours traveling and never setting foot outside an airport.

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u/soxyboy71 3d ago

Dallas to LA for NYE. Then the snow storms hit and flights got cancelled. My spacious 38 hour trip and adventure became very packed all the way there.

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u/sfhitz 3d ago

If this happened after 2010 you may be entitled to compensation.

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u/GodofAeons 3d ago

I actually just got back from a trip from India, which the flight was 14 hours from there to Houston. (I'm taking the train from Houston back home)

I wouldn't want to ever do that again in my life.

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u/gaoshan 3d ago

Flown to and from China many times, also 14 hours from where I live and it is so very painful to sit through flights like that.

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u/heart-cooks-brain 3d ago

Sounds brutal. I might have booked a flight with a layover just to break it up.

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u/LaLaLaLeea 3d ago

I've flown from NY to Tokyo. 14 hour flight with a 13 hour time difference. I was worried the flight would be horrible, but it really wasn't bad. The seats were a decent size, they kept us well fed, you could get up and walk around a little if you needed to and the in-flight entertainment seatback TV thing had games on it. I played PacMan for like 6 hours straight.

Was not worse than any 7 hour flight I've been on. I think like 5 hours in, your brain dies and time stops existing. And then you just play PacMan.

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u/stellvia2016 3d ago

The secret is to have noise-cancelling headphones and bring a handheld or some offline games for a laptop or something.

US to Japan is a little rough on the jet lag, but the way back is usually pretty good because most flights leave in the evening Japan time and you arrive during the daytime US time. So if you have your meal and kill a few hours, then sleep, then wake up and have the other meal, you're only about 90mins out at that point. At that point you can stay up like 12hrs so it's not too bad to go to bed then.

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u/DarthDannyBoy 3d ago

Transoceanic flights are the one time I spend a little extra on seating. First one I ever did I was cramped on a fully packed 747 in commercial, from Germany to the states. I was too tall for the my seat if my knees where in front of my aligned with my hips I literally couldn't sit down in the seat. So I was either had to crowd the person next to me or have them in the isle which didn't work because I blocked the carts coming through. Thankfully a very sweer flight attendant saw me and I explained the situation. He had me move and go sit in one of their seats in the galley, a nice one that had a table I could flip out. Ended up having a pretty decent time talking the the flight attendants and got extra snacks.

However until that point it was miserable. Since then I will always budget for nicer seating. If I can't afford it I can't afford the trip. If it's a work trip I show them a photo I have of me not being able to sit in the seats and tell them I am required by airline policy to book to seats or to book accomodations that can fit me, I tell them it's essentially the same thing as when really fat people fly. Idk how true that is but no one has bothered to question it.

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u/Driveshaft48 3d ago

Never layover if can be avoided

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u/DeluxeMixedNutz 3d ago

There’s a train from Houston to India?!

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u/justinchina 3d ago

I’ve heard of a slow boat to China, but a train to India????

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u/RoflCopter726 3d ago

What about the slow train from Philly?

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u/SuicidalTorrent 3d ago

Yes. It goes through the Earth's core.

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u/RCrl 3d ago

Done 14hr on a leg of a trip to Korea. I was literally sore for two days from sitting so long.

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u/NandaBlue 3d ago

Why?

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u/GodofAeons 3d ago

Massive thunderstorms, extreme winds, and tornados which is still in effect as of now. But we should be moving by next 30 minutes hopefully

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u/Magnetobama 3d ago

But why are you alone? Where are the other people and the train driver? Don't reply if the answer is detrimental to your future criminal defense.

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u/GodofAeons 3d ago

But why are you alone?

You know how it is... Survival situations mean survival of the fittest.

On a more serious note, I think there were one or two people in the business class that I saw. So not completely alone.

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u/mostlycloudy2day 3d ago

Where did that “beef” stew really come from?

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u/skucera 3d ago

Let’s just say OP is more alone now than they used to be.

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u/FuckFashMods 3d ago

I think there were one or two people

Mhmm

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u/InsideOut2299922999 3d ago edited 13h ago

I used to work for Amtrak, as a sleeping car, Porter. There was a derailment in a train in front of us so our train was completely OK but we couldn’t go past the derailment, of course. They DeTrained all the passengers, but because they couldn’t get the luggage out, they made us (the sleeping car porters who were working there) stay overnight in the snow with no power. I’ll never forget it. It was something to remember it was very cold. I had a bottle of wine and some snacks. We stayed up all night and talked.

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u/SlavFish 3d ago

Did you get paid to stay the night atleast?

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u/DazzmanianDevil 3d ago

Yeah straight time. (Current employee)

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u/phatskat 3d ago

When’s gay time? (Asking for a friend)

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u/KipPrdy 3d ago

You have to come to Australia for that.

Only country in the world a child can say, "Jock gave me a Golden Gaytime at the beach" and no crime has been committed

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u/RandomStallings 3d ago

a Golden Gaytime

I'm sorry, a what now?

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u/jjc-92 3d ago

They are just what you need on a hot day

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u/KipPrdy 3d ago

Nothing like a Golden Gaytime after playing footy, when the boys are all hot.

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u/KipPrdy 3d ago

You'll understand when you get here.

In fact, I'll personally give you a Golden Gaytime. Just back your ute up to my donga in the arvo.

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u/soaring_potato 3d ago

More than normal.

Don't you get extra for working in the cold. And for working nights in the US?

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u/MartianRecon 3d ago

Depends on the industry.

I work in film and television, we get 'bumps' in our pay if we get rained on, if it's too cold, if you have to do anything strenuous, etc.

Most industries don't do that at all though.

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u/KAugsburger 3d ago

That must have gotten pretty cold without power to run the heating. I know some of those cars can get cold even when the heating does work.

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u/mdnitedrftr 3d ago

Sounds kind of cool, honestly.

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u/Silver_Branch3034 3d ago

I road on a train cross-country for the first time a couple years ago and other than the speed being occasionally questionable I found it to be pretty sick, and an underrated form of travel.

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u/elcamarongrande 3d ago

When I was in college I studied abroad in Europe. One weekend I took a train ride from Budapest to Berlin and it was an absolutely lovely experience. Trains are such an underrated form of travel (in the US). I got to see the beautiful countryside, eat/nap/relax and stretch my legs all while traveling to my next destination. Sure, a plane would've been faster, but you miss out on so much while flying. Not to mention the added stress/anxiety of airports and planes.

I wish the train industry was more developed in the States.

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u/dashKay 3d ago

Let us know when you get home safe

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u/GodofAeons 3d ago

I made it safe :)

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u/omglookawhale 3d ago

Sweetest comment ever

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u/jobanizer 3d ago

Are you a diesel?

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u/Haywood_Yabuzzoff 3d ago

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u/hinataday 3d ago

i loveeeee that movie

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u/Carsharr 3d ago

I know a lot of people didn't like it, but I just thought it was a fun movie. I thought all of the characters were well written and performed and the obvious cameos were funny.

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u/Tersphinct 3d ago

Surprisingly few Japanese people for a movie set in Japan.

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u/FerricNitrate 3d ago

I can't decide if it was a brilliant meta-misdirect or an offensive waste that they got [spoilers] Karen Fukuhara as a random train attendant who didn't turn out to secretly be another assassin. She's done plenty of action in The Boys so it would've made perfect sense, but therein lies the meta-misdirect since you see her and think "oh there's that badass from The Boys, bet she'll have a fight later" then she just serves some drinks and leaves.

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u/kendred3 3d ago

Just watched it today... I honestly don't get why people didn't like it. It had a great tone, was well acted (especially the Lemon + Tangerine pairing) and knew exactly what it was about. Super fun!

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u/nyanlol 3d ago

and Japanese staying alive is obnoxiously catchy

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u/ThomB96 3d ago

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I’d watch a Lemon and Tangerine prequel series

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u/SuperPotterFan 3d ago

Not only would I happily watch one, I demand one 😂

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u/Mxzytplk 3d ago

Yeah Aaron and Brian were great, and Hiroyuki is just always enjoyable in any role he's in. I've definitely rewatched it a few times now.

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u/hinataday 3d ago

exactly!

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u/manwithafrotto 3d ago

Haha yes OP is definitely a diesel

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u/sneaky_git 3d ago

I am NOT a diesel!

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u/Shepher27 3d ago

You've always been on the train

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u/wheresabner71 3d ago edited 3d ago

You should know...you've always been here...

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u/my__name__is 3d ago

Would you enjoy it more if it was full of strangers?

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u/GodofAeons 3d ago

Absolutely not

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u/Lost-My-Mind- 3d ago

What if I were next to you and all I ever did was say my own name. Like a pokemon. Then we wouldn't be strangers. You'd know my name.

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u/GodofAeons 3d ago edited 3d ago

Edit: I always like making new friends though.

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u/Mr_Evil_Dr_Porkchop 3d ago

Did they at least have a food carriage? Or have you been going hungry?…

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u/GodofAeons 3d ago edited 3d ago

The food carriage was shut down, but literally 10 seconds ago they came by and gave me this for supper.

https://imgur.com/a/oQhoBKr

Edit: Wasn't too bad. It had some flavor! Not the worst beef stew I've tasted

Edit2: Was informed this is the "emergency provision" stew.

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u/mescad 3d ago

Ah the Amtrak beef stew! That's when you know you're really late. They keep it for when the train is really late and all of the fresh food has run out.

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u/captyes 3d ago

Really?

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u/mescad 3d ago Narwhal Salute

Yep! Page 68 of the Service Standards manual (PDF).

  1. Emergency Food Provisioning For Trains a) If possible, first use the food on board the train (e.g., #10 cans of stew), or purchase food that can be prepared on the train (e.g., pans of frozen lasagna).

Apparently it's Dinty Moore canned beef stew, if you wanted to try some at home.

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u/Loud-Adhesiveness244 3d ago

Can we acknowledge this dude pulling out the 68th fricken page of a random ass manual for a Reddit comment

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u/Pickle3xpr3ss 3d ago

Bro really did his homework for the Reddit comment

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u/fmfbrestel 3d ago

Dinty Moore? That is some good shit (for a canned stew anyway)!

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u/stellvia2016 3d ago

It used to be better, but it's still not bad. Little more watery. Less meat and carrots, a lot more potatoes...

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u/Hero_of_Brandon 3d ago

I was on an Amtrak that was delayed over 30 hours. On the second day they gave us subway and then ordered some local restaurants chicken fings at one of the stops.

I was 19, not an American, and on my first trip with my friends. Naturally my mom was freaking out assuming we had spent all of our money and not brought enough food for an extra 30 hours abroad.

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u/ValorNGlory 3d ago

Dinty Moore is good stuff, first tried it over the pandemic and it ruled.

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u/IngsocDoublethink 3d ago

I knew it! Thanks to growing up with a single parent, I was sure it was Dinty Moore just from the picture. It's something about the potatoes. Other brands use cubed or diced potatoes, but theirs are these huge, irregular chunks that were always have at least one curved side. It's the same salty, overcooked spud, but getting that spoonful where you had bite it in half because it's just a little too large made it feel so much homier.

I'm gonna go call my mom.

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u/WeWander_ 3d ago

Dang I grew up on Dinty Moore. Haven't had it in probably decades.

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u/KurtWagnerX 3d ago

I can confirm that it's been done before. Summer of 2021 I took a train from Texas to California that got delayed 12 hours and we were given beef stew when other supplies had run out. I assumed it was an improvisation, but now it looks like a standard backup plan.

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u/call_of_the_while 3d ago

Dude, this train ride is giving off Snowpiercer vibes. Just kidding. 12 hours alone but getting to where you want to go, sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me anyway.

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u/Mr_Evil_Dr_Porkchop 3d ago

Glad they got you something!

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u/annin71112 3d ago

Mmmm dinty moore stew they had in the "in case of emergency" compartment. Yummy

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u/thewineburglar 3d ago

Nothing wrong with some Dinty

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u/psycorax2077 3d ago

take some more pics and share them to r/liminalspaces

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u/Mr_Ruu 3d ago

First thing I thought of, too. That sub would eat this shit up.

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u/Wrest216 3d ago

thats pretty neat, i like it but it also makes me feel...uneasy? i cant place...why?

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u/supx3 3d ago edited 3d ago

Liminal spaces are places that are transitional. These places often cause unease when occupied for long periods of time because of that ambiguity, we are meant to change. I find that if you can overcome the feeling there is potential creativity to be found there.

This train in OP’s picture is what’s known as a non-space which is a space with a purpose but no cultural significance. The strangeness of the space being empty is heightened by the fact that it’s not serving it’s purpose by being empty. Its emptiness gives the feeling that something is wrong and one shouldn’t be there.

Liminal spaces and non-spaces are sometimes used interchangeably but they are different things in sociology.

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u/Jonoczall 3d ago

That’s the point. Spaces that should be populated, but are eerily empty. It’s unsettling.

It’s my guilty pleasure visiting that sub.

Edit: op posted the wrong sub — it’s r/liminalspace

Enjoy ;)

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u/LeakyAssFire 3d ago

You are not stuck. You are free.

Signed,

An introvert

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u/Jaspers47 3d ago

Are you the city boy born and raised in South Detroit, or are you the small-town girl living in her lonely world?

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u/GodofAeons 3d ago

No, but I'm on a midnight train

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u/andyflip 3d ago

not going an-yyyy-where

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u/Wafflelisk 3d ago

SHADOWS. SEARCHING

(eats onion ring)

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u/BigDanDizzle 3d ago

Don't fall asleep, that's how they get you :)

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u/Vyzantinist 3d ago

Where are you off to, OP?

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u/GodofAeons 3d ago

Just got back from a trip to India. Taking train back home from airport

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u/tamper 3d ago

Is that an Amtrak Superliner? Being alone for hours on a moving train in a thunderstorm at night sounds like the ultimate comfy. Safe travels

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u/Musclecar123 3d ago

I once got stuck on a DB train (not ICE) travelling from Berlin to Amsterdam. It broke and we had to wait 4 hours for a locomotive to be sent from the Netherlands to come get us on top of the 8 ish hour journey. That was a long ass day.

I was stuck with other humans. One of them was a DB employee who explained to us in our cabin what was going on.

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u/Rexssaurus 3d ago

Getting stuck in a DB train is like just a normal occurrence that you include in your schedule at this point

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u/Wish_Dragon 3d ago

Just plan for a 90minute changeover at any major station. Odds are it’ll be more like 25. And if not, get yourself some lunch or dinner. Of course, on the days when you do get in on time, your outbound train gets delayed, so it turns into a 2hr wait or more.

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u/dearrichard 3d ago

how many seats did you sit in?

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u/GodofAeons 3d ago

All of them. Had to find the perfect one for my butt

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u/x_Actual_Size_x 3d ago

Don’t you mean “I was blissfully alone on a train ride for 12 hours?”

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u/Rubix89 3d ago

Not gonna lie, I would be freaking out for at least half an hour thinking I’m in the middle of a police sting or something.

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u/WORKING2WORK 3d ago

Stuck on a train for 12 hours, alone... that you're aware of.

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u/teabagalomaniac 3d ago

That...is...awesome!

For the next 11 hours, your life is like some sort of avante garde movie, Miyazaki-esque or something..

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u/Illustrous_potentate 3d ago

That the " no pants" car.

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u/Murderyoga 3d ago

Fort Kickass does not recognize your authority.

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u/No_Doubt_About_That 3d ago

Next passenger comes in and sits right next to you.