Like flying, train travel today is much less glamorous than it used to be. Indeed, the experience is less “high society passengers solving mysteries” and more “people in sweatpants cramped in close quarters glaring at that one guy talking on his cellphone in the quiet car.”
But at least people can laugh (and tweet) about it. We’ve rounded up 50 funny tweets about train travel.
I’m going to be on this Amtrak train for 70 minutes so I brought 70 snacks
There’s a couple on the train laughing and eating a giant bag of tortilla chips & salsa like they’re casually chilling at home and I’m so unbelievably jealous of what they have. I really want that bag of tortilla chips.
I was complaining sort of loudly yesterday about how everyone on a packed NJTransit train had their bags on seats and my girlfriend said “you’re being a cliche white lady right now” and I was like not as much as that lady blocking seats with her Anthropologie bags!!!!
A woman on the train kept staring at me and after about 25 minutes she was like “I’m sorry, but you look like my high school boyfriend who passed away” and without missing a beat I was like “Amanda?” and she was like “My name’s Rachel”… but imagine if I guessed her name right.
— Brandon Scott Wolf [indie darling/celeb stand in] (@BrandonEsWolf) March 6, 2018
There was a woman on the train with a really cute dog and I smiled at the dog then smiled at her, and the dog smiled back but she did not, so am I right that by the law of the street, the dog is mine?