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Hoping aboard the train isn't often the most delightful experience.
For one thing, you're often crammed in with other people, forced to endure the cloud of collective morning breath so thick you can almost see it.
Secondly, the idea of hurtling towards a day of work, responsibility and wearing shoes isn't that exhilarating.
We get it, life is bland and your commute is a chore.
But we promise you, it could be worse.
You could be sharing your trip with a scared, erratic rat sprinting around the carriage like a headless chook on performance-enhancing drugs.
[Via Disney ABC Domestic Television]
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This horrific clip comes to us from
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3eC4TH8Xu0J5nQpnLMp5Rg, who managed to hold a phone steady enough to record the ordeal.
Taukachou's video has attracted more than 20,000 views since it went live last week.
"The rat was really scared of all these crazy people screaming," he said on YouTube.
"It was a fun ride for one station."
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Eventaully, the rat hopped off at the next station.
It's stressful to watch, but it does serve a purpose.
It's a silver lining for all our unpleasant public transport experiences.
Because no matter how squished we may be, we can always think "at least there's no rats on here".
So next time you step on a train and die a little inside, consider yourself lucky that you're not on this carriage.
This article first appeared on pickle.nine.com.au
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