Dear forum, apologize
We would like to share a little not pleasant experiences.
We just went back for our 3-4 hours standing ticket from Tainan to Taipei. We just got our seat when we arrived at Zhongli. We actually never ordered the standing ticket, and if we ever do, at least we truly respect if that’s the only available option but we got informed first. We bought that through ticket counter with the officer served us.
We regret we not choosing bus to travel where we guaranteed to get a seat the moment we realized, we will got our seat just like 30 minutes before arrived. Ironically, we found some similar passengers experiencing what we experienced at the same moment.
I wonder why this is something that common if using train (not local train). Shouldn’t we get informed first before we agreed to get a standing ticket for almost 4 hours (or even more if there’s somebody from Pingtung to Taipei), or we actually already agreed but we just don’t know that when we bought the ticket? Or there’s another reason why it’s common for a certain people (cause ironically the other passengers who got exactly like us, not come from here too).
For some people, maybe it’s felt like a normal. We talked to them and they just said “It is what is it dude.”, when the other passengers come and go and changed the seat frequently while we still standing there.
I just wonder should we get any either discounts for standing (because we paid the same exactly price as those who get a seat from the beginning), or, it just it is what it is here, for people like us?
We truly sorry for posting this. Beside our numbs on our knees and legs, a little dizzy and about to vomit, we just felt what we experienced, is a little unfair, especially if we paid for the same price.
I wonder it’s only us, or again, it’s something that normalized either for efficiency, or for other reasons that we not informed first.
What we glad is, my friend, not come with his wife and kids. We glad this unpleasant experiences, we experienced it without them.
Thank you forum.