IF A FELLOW TRAIN PASSENGER FALLS ASLEEP AND STARTS TO SNORE, WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE PROTOCOL?

 

This is a question posed by a friend of mine, and here are some of the suggestions made by others:

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  • glance at her/his ticket, then shout the name of  their destination station in a loud nasal voice
  • Check out all the ring tones on your phone at maximum volume….
  • if it’s you,  you crawl under the seat with your face burning!
  • ‎’excuse me, could I use your socket to recharge my phone’. It’s your only legitimate call to wake them up (and they’ll thank you – probably)
  • start using his laptop …
  • shave his eyebrows
  • Sacrifice some of your now lukewarm tea or coffee to see if they can gargle.

I’d love to hear yours!  

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36 thoughts on “IF A FELLOW TRAIN PASSENGER FALLS ASLEEP AND STARTS TO SNORE, WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE PROTOCOL?

  1. I had an elderly woman lean on me on the plane, and fall asleep, snoring. I shook her off without much trouble. She was French so my usually impeccable manners went out the window

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    1. :)) What gets me is if you prop them up so they don’t fall on you, then they fall on you again! It’s very tempting to change seats and see what happens when they haven’t got you to fall on … 😉

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  2. The passenger might be a narcoleptic and have no awareness of the lapse, though the person will probably know they have the problem.

    If it’s someone you know, a nudge is possible, even a tickle behind the ear. I would not advocate these approaches to strangers.

    A serenade.

    Depends whether it is a night train or not, a sleeper cabin, or not. In that case, travel with good ear plugs

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  3. I’d go for the tap on the shoulder.My husband fell asleep on a train about 30 years ago.When he woke up he could see sheep………….he’d got on the wrong train!It was in 1975 on the day of a terrible thunderstorm.I find it difficult to sleep anywhere except in bed.xx

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    1. then you might get a coughing fit and not be able to stop … and by the time the steward had come flying down the carriage with a glass of water, everyone would be fully awake!!! 😉

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  4. well it would be a good opportunity to have a good stare at them if they had an interesting face :)) but I’d probably cough to wake them up at the next station in case they needed to get off…. There,…. I’d just be boring! I’d resist the urge to draw a mustash on them or tie their shoelaces together! 🙂

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  5. this happenned to me, expect the passenger fell asleep on me… felt kinda bad so i decided to join in and start snoring, woke them up and they seemed a little confused, but hey, i was never gonna see them again so nothing wrong with embaressing yourself 😉 hehe x

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    1. Oh what do you do when someone falls asleep on you! That is such a strange situation – it’s happened to me too! thanks for the comment, Emma. I am very impressed with your swimming – wow.

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      1. I realize that…BUT…one needs to be appropriate..:roll: I could have answered, something like…depends on several factors..
        who’s in the carriage, what she’s wearing…etc..:));)x

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