This is a descriptive essay written for a university level. The class is English 251, Expository and Persuasive Writing. Depicts the discomforts of riding a public transit bus.

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A trip on the public city transit bus is often an uncomfortable excursion. For some, the transit bus system is our only means of transportation. Consequently, public bus passengers are exposed to various undesirable conditions. This paper will depict those uncomfortable situations experienced on the public bus.

Public transportation, such as the city bus, produces several lewd smells. Even before the bus arrives to pick a passenger up, exhaust and pollution intoxicates the senses. The stench gets bolder as

the bus approaches and can be noticed right up until you take your seat. Some of the queasier of individuals can expect to feel nauseas during the entire trip. Also, some odors that people give off cause gag reflexes. Bad body odor is an undesirable scent to come in contact with-- when you're walking to find a seat, its nasty scent hits you like a brick wall .

All the while, you must keep on walking away from the smell, until you can breathe again.

Garbage is another bad smell public bus passengers have the displeasure to endure. You may be surprised to know that most loitering occurs on buses. As a result, dust clings to every inch of the bus. A lot of germs and bacteria are found on buses. In addition to germs, food that passengers bring onto the bus is uncomfortable to the stomach if one is hungry. The smell tickles the tip of your nose, evoking salivation and a deep groan within your body. You may undergo further discomforts before you reach your destination.

The public bus is not ergonomically built for bodily comfort. The texture and feel of the seats are cold and prison-like. Most of the plastic-like leather seats are cracked and withered in appearance. The

bars gripped for control and balance...