Perfect For Human Research!

No laboratory needed, less money included, daily access with more than 20 up-to-you locations, this is definitely the best medium for anybody to conduct a research on human patterns, appearances, attitudes and lives. Almost everything is provided and you do not need to prepare yourself with anything except a very powerful observation and a small absorbent material because you will probably sweat, a lot.

Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB)!

Indeed everyone, KTMB provides you with quite a big number of samples that will help you proceed with the data-gathering process. They are all free and you do not need to worry about the possible 'Can't Do' responses because they will definitely cooperate!

I have just 'done' a study titled 'An Observation On Types Of People Who Step Into The Train That Ranges From Seremban To Rawang Everyday' and come up with several entertaining results. This was done on Friday, 13th November 2009 at 5.30 to 6.30 p.m. I have found five obvious types of people there, which are:

1. 'Fainter'

This type of people is probably the weakest kind of passengers in a train, physically and mentally. Normally they come with a small body and people will hardly realize them. 'Fainters' will drown in the sea of the multicultural train society, like a headless sardine in a can. People will only see them when they are down on the floor. They get seats after that.

2. Actor

They are still new in the industry and getting nervous for their first upcoming advertisement or drama. So they keep practicing and repeating their dialogues, hoping they will be able to memorize them. Their common dialogues are, "Let people out first!!!", "Can't you have patience!!?" and "My leg! My Leg...(pause) leg!". With various intonations, of course.

3. Lost Lover

Individuals of this type wait at the train station in pairs. When the train comes, they want to enter together, but the world in never fair, they are stopped and separated by hundreds of immovable figures, that they have to shout to one another, "Wait me at Sungai Buloh's sta....(door closed!)!". Very tragic.

4. Worker

Workers normally possess a temper and are very prone to violence. Since they are so into working and do not have time to socialize, they do not enjoy being with people, feeling the heat and sniffing the odour from the crowd, let alone getting body contact. If one of these happens, their eyes will burn and they will start pushing people away from them. They will also produce a few dialogues to make the drama slightly interesting. "Don't step on my foot!", "Move backwards!", "Move! Move! I wanna go out! I said move!", and "Don't lean on me!!". They are easily worked up.

5. Opposer

Panic or exhaustion might cause this type of people to appear, and they are definitely the most hated people in there. When they are told to wait and let others go out first, they go in. When they are told to move and make way, they stand still. They will normally trigger the Worker to become active, but most of the people would just give up on them. They seem very confident in behaving strangely and doing the opposite.

p/s: This is what you get when the train is overcrowded.


Syafiq November 13, 2009 at 10:44 PM  

lagi satu.kategori yg suke tgk awek2 cun dlm tren.. klo awek2 cun dh peluh2 dlm tren tu,jadi x cun dah kan?hahaha

lagi satu,kat career fair ade vacancy kat ktm.try la mintak.hahaha

Aida Hazlan November 13, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

I miss KTMB lol! despite having to deal with so many type of people. yeah I agree it is an indeed a good place for human research xD

I witnessed pick-pocketing activity couple of times.

sha filan November 13, 2009 at 11:30 PM  

mementang skrg pengguna tetap ktm..
terus bleh wak analysis! hakhakhakha

kEy November 14, 2009 at 12:56 AM  

yang lost lover tu klakar r!

kim November 14, 2009 at 2:00 AM  

dun forget The Students.
come in groups.
laugh the loudest.
n love to snap pictures while in the train. :P

Igniz November 14, 2009 at 8:02 AM  

sapik: yg suka usha awek cun takleh sebut.sensitip. hehe. ko la try mintak. keje aku dah best dah. :P

aida: kan? memang perfect place. :P u witnessed pick-pocketing? did u say anything at the time?

sha: menyelam sambil kencing. hahaha.

key: kelakar dan tragis. hehe.

kim: haah la. tapi maybe semalam takde sebab weekdays kan. weekend byk la kot. hehe.

Fakhrul Anour November 14, 2009 at 6:32 PM  

Hmmm... Lover scene. I like that...! Suddenly caught me an idea... jeng! Jeng! Jeng!

Seriously I can be the worker type.

Recently in LRT... hardly I took LRT after office hour so when I did, I was trapped in a pack of humans & there was this one male school student... he hardly move his arm to cover his armpit, but a slight move can cause a bad odour so when he did... I immediately smell my own armpit (Rexona Men deodorant 24-hr anti-perspirant really works!) ^_^...

Igniz November 14, 2009 at 8:24 PM  

Fakhrul Anour: u smelled ur own armpit rather than someone else's? good move! :)

Healmie a.k.a BuRN November 15, 2009 at 2:16 AM  

A'ah good move. Nanti ko naik tren ngan dia ko cium r ketiak dia gak. hahaha

Fakhrul Anour November 15, 2009 at 3:00 AM  

Igniz: Always a good move if I know my armpit didn't smell as bad as his! If otherwise, I might jump off the train on the next stop! Doesn't want to humiliate myself among the crowd for scrutinizing other people's bad body odor when mine is 2 x 5 (Err... I forgot u hate math! Haha!)... far worse I mean! ^_^

Igniz November 15, 2009 at 8:22 AM  

burn: ketiak aku sendiri kan ada. hehe.

fakhrul anour: hehe.but we're used to our own smell. so in a way it's better.

Fakhrul Anour November 15, 2009 at 1:49 PM  

BuRN: Memang nak kena terajang whoever try to sniff my armpit, termasuklah Igniz. Obviously a fool act! Lain la kalau cium ketiak sendiri sebab bau ketiak orang lain tak best, baru la a clever act. Muahahaha! ^_^

phyto hystrix November 16, 2009 at 3:21 AM  


Interesting post! May I add another two?

Observers: Those who sink themselves in their seats,observing and jotting down notes. May be seen lost in an empty gaze,though they're not. Or they actually are,only God knows.

Observers observing observers: Those seen gazing at others without even moving a finger-whose eyes were strictly fixed at a corner or two in the train that they miss their stops and will later get down somewhere unfamiliar for another ticket down the railway. Hawhaw!

Joking... :) How's life now that you've graduated?

Igniz November 16, 2009 at 5:24 AM  

phyto hystrix: haha..nice:) my life? it's getting better:)

penanya (?) November 20, 2009 at 9:42 AM  

nice study. but where the perverts gone?

nkecik November 20, 2009 at 11:03 AM  

one more jan, ko lupa. the pervert and sexual harrassor.

Igniz November 20, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

penanya & n: masa tu packed sangat sampai perverts pun tak mampu nak gerakkan tangan diorang. hehe.

anisizatyA.J November 23, 2009 at 3:15 PM  

haha tragis gila yang lost lovers tu

Igniz November 23, 2009 at 4:48 PM  

anisizaty: tau takpe :)

Merissa K. November 24, 2009 at 2:42 AM  

oh dramatic betul you. hahaha.

i think im one of those fainters. tch. hahah

Igniz November 24, 2009 at 5:02 AM  

merissa k: kalau u jadi fainter, konpem ramai yang sambut u before jatuh. hehe.

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