Using public transportation comes with benefits and disadvantages, just like anything else in life. I would like to start positively and encourage you all to use buses and trams more often. They do provide a way you can save some of the money you would normally spend on gas and parking, reduce your carbon footprint, enjoy a nice book on your way and watch all the very funny faces people make when they are unaware they are being observed (yes, they do, do try it one day). The downsides are somewhat obvious: it takes you longer to get from point A to point B, you have no control over the route or the stop points, pick-pocketers, and if you wear a skirt, you’ll be doing a very bizarre dance avoiding all the bags, backpacks and umbrellas that threaten your stockings! Still, the most unpleasant shortcoming of them all must be THE SMEEEEEEELS.
Oh yes, it takes a really well stuffed up nose to bear a trip by bus these days in Bucharest, now that the summer is here and we are all enjoying the warm temperatures. Now, we are all humans and perspiration is healthy. We need it. We cannot deny it. We can however wash it regularly off ourselves, and use deodorants to reduce its impact. Anyone can do it, and please don’t give me the ‘I cannot afford fancy toiletries’ speech, ‘cause my grandma is really poor but she never smelled in the life!
So, for all you guys out there who use public transportation, stop smelling, please! As for you soap and deodorant manufacturers, know there are still tremendous business development opportunities for you in our country.