I Always Prefer the Window Seat

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    Train, plane or bus. This morning it's a bus.

    I'm on my way to Oxford to see a friend from Paris. I'm staying overnight and then the bus back to London and the window seat again.
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 27

    I love to look out and watch the world pass by,

    I drive so often it's a pleasure when you are on public transport, especially trains, as you don't have to watch the road all the time, it's amazing how much more of the World you can take in.
    Rob4964 Rob4964
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Sep 19, 2014

    Night or day..I prefer the window seat.

    This makes my journey joyful and gives me a new experience everytime. A journey may not be plenty of miles to travel.usually I love journeys. During the journey we pass through different environments. It might be a big city with busy life or village with beautiful nature. If we...
    ilovebeach99 ilovebeach99
    22-25, M
    Nov 8, 2015

    On airplanes, in cars,

    at school, at my house. I can observe the outside world without actually having to participate and take part in it. It's nice.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    Nov 2, 2014

    Always... if you don't want to.

    .. If you ever want to, glad to know that we share the same taste and I'll prefer your company while you are enjoying my window seat...
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 27

    When I go on a plane,

    I always try to get the window seat. Gives me something to do when Im bored out of my mind XD ~ Lys ♪
    LysChan LysChan
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015

    I prefer the window seat

    for selfish reasons. During a long flight i decide when I need to get up to move around, or use the lavatory. Its a control issue for me. I can stay seated the complete flight if I prefer...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 28, 2015

    The window seat is a blessing

    and a curse. As a person afraid of heights, the view sometimes makes my stomach turn, especially as we're taking out, leaving beautiful earth behind. But then I witness a lightning storm, minuscule amongst the two mile high clouds. I am awed by a sunset that doesn't end for over...
    XraZorBladezX XraZorBladezX
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    i love to see the things passes

    when i am travelling :)
    22-25, M
    Aug 19, 2015

    Whenever we go out of town I always want to sit

    on the window seat because it helps me not to feel dizzy or if ever I feel dizzy its not super dizzy like I always feel when I am seated on the other. It also helps me not to vomit because I got.. lets just call it car- sick. But my sister is worse than me.. So sometimes I let...
    Mingukie Mingukie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 10

    It's not even cause i don't want to be

    disturbed by getting up for others to get out (although that's an added benefit of window seat). I find myself more relaxed on window seat epically on planes. Anything over 90 mins long on a plane and I get sick of I'm not in a window seat. Learned a few times the hard way
    Nicholas02 Nicholas02
    26-30, M
    Jan 7

    looking forward to leaving,

    maybe I just won't come back. maybe I'll just start over somewhere else. window seat here I come.
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2015

    Yes, with my earphones on

    and music playing. It almost feels like I'm in a Music Video or a Movie. Sometimes I just love to gaze upon the scenery. There were times when I kinda zoned out,deep in thought. Then someone would literally tug at my sleeve to bring me back to reality. But I wouldn't exhibit...
    Andrewsarchus Andrewsarchus
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 3

    I love to sit beside the window

    while traveling. I don't care if it's a short distance but I always prefer the window seat for long distances. I love to travel sitting beside the window during a cool, cloudy and drizzly day with dim day light that gives me peace and happiness to my mind. I shared a lot of...
    AlphaLion AlphaLion
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    I love to see the earth pass me

    before my eyes, not only is it entertaining, but very calming as well
    MilkySweetie MilkySweetie
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    I like resting my arm on the door

    or window and laying my head on something if I need to! :)
    collegeagestudent90 collegeagestudent90
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2015

    I prefer the window seat simply

    because of the view. It gives me something to do during long rides.
    JacobtheJunkie JacobtheJunkie
    18-21, M
    Jan 10

    Why do we love window seats?

    People differ in their answers. As for me, I just find something secure and relaxing with the fact of having the glass to lean on (except when the vehicle's on a rough road ofc), feeling the sunlight sometimes (not when it's blinding and too hot), landing your eyes at the...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    I always need to sit at the window.

    One reason is that I get car sick very quickly if I can't look outside. But I also think that the route leading to your destination is important. You don't simply end up somewhere, there is always a place in between (this isn't limited to travelling). Having to look outside all...
    Vakuum Vakuum
    16-17, T
    Feb 23

    I pretty much have to have the window seat

    when I fly! Especially on really long flights, so I can curl up and watch the world below
    katysa katysa
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    It set me in a happy mood

    whether it's on airplane, train or car. The third is what I love mostly, it's because I tend to bottle a lot of things inside me and I don't share it most of the times so whenever I set next to window seat my window would be all the way down and I would either listen to music in...
    DarknessDepth DarknessDepth
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 5

    Not too long ago I booked a flight to beautiful

    Budapest. I didn't add extra cash for priority seating, I knew I won't necessarily sit next to the window. But what do you know? On the way to Budapest, no one booked the window seat next to me, so I just sat there. On the way back, same thing!
    Jewelry95 Jewelry95
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 27

    Returning home from shopping in London this

    evening I sat on the inside on a bus seat. A number of people sat next to me, my two friends sat behind me. The first was an older woman. She rode for about five stops and got off. Next was an older man. At one of the shops I'd found some really nice leggings, so I'd...
    Beannie97 Beannie97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 7

    Why have the window seat

    when you can have the front? 👮
    PilotInCommand PilotInCommand
    18-21, M
    9 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    I enjoy the views no matter

    which mode of transportation I use. It also helps with my serious case of sciatica, when it becomes easier to shift my weight from my sciatic nerve. A window seat really helps!
    spankemotk spankemotk
    56-60, M
    Dec 23, 2015

    Whether it's on a bus,

    plane it car I love looking out the window. It saves me a lot of boredom - and also makes me think a bunch about life..
    loneGmusic3 loneGmusic3
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2014

    I like window seats because

    if I am going to die I want to see it coming...it gives me a sense of control...in a weird way..
    sindyloub sindyloub
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 4

    Especially, on long trips.

    .. it helps me daydream.
    buscameenelcielo buscameenelcielo
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 30, 2015

    Sitting here is always

    so interesting. The clouds, passing cars, speed, air.... it's amazing. If you are in an airplane it's even better, just a little scarier XD
    bluedogsoda bluedogsoda
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    I stay by windows. I just have to people

    or observe the sky and all its beauty. It keeps me in deep thought ^_^
    LotusZ LotusZ
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 3

    On an airplane, you don't get jostled.

    On a train, you're under the aircon, so you don't have to breathed other people's body odour. You can look into the heavens of the countryside... It's calmer on the inner seat!
    Paca24 Paca24
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2014

    I only like window seats cause I don't ever know

    where to train my eyes especially in public....I don't like making eye contact with humans....lol so I just look out the window most times.
    trayceetrace trayceetrace
    3 Responses Jan 3
    Mingukie Mingukie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    I hate being caught in the middle of everything

    if i am i want out like a cat in water........
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2015

    I love to watch the landscape past by And just

    because I'm weird I always imagine blackjack running along beside me with a herd of pegisi
    sixpackbookworm sixpackbookworm
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2014
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    I prefer the window seat simply

    because I want to look out the window. I find it relaxing, especially when it's raining.
    xgxxnstthxwxrld xgxxnstthxwxrld
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 26

    This is everybody, right?

    I like the window because it allows me something to lean against and have one side of myself not attached to a person. There is nothing more awkward than sitting in the middle. I usually avoid it and if I can't, I cover myself up completely so I feel like I still have...
    adianoeta adianoeta
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2015

    sometimes..... i fight

    for the window seat ... lol :D
    heydearlisten heydearlisten
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    On trains and planes,

    in coaches or buses. The window seat is s place to relax and get things in perspective as you go to work. I can only hope I have a window seat for the TGV to London next week.
    Dieudonneso Dieudonneso
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 17

    I love to look out the window

    and daydream as I'm heading to wherever I go. I've done it ever since childhood.
    ThatGirlDowntown ThatGirlDowntown
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    Is it just me who feels comfortable by the

    window seat? I mean even at the bus, classroom even on a fast food chain, i always choose the window seat. I am calmed and I feel secured in it. At a coffee shop, I argue with friends if they sat by the window. I've just, ever since, preferred the seat by the window seeing the...
    PiperMcLean PiperMcLean
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    I like the window seat

    because I never use the airlines bathroom and I hate people crawling over me.
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    The world passes before you,

    the colors blurring in the background. All of it, the horizon line fading into the distance, the whir of other vehicles flying by, the screen of leaves and bushes blocking the small towns from view, the billboards sparking in the sunlight as you head for that overpass, are all...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Jan 29

    Whether it's a bus, a train,

    a plane or the car, I always pick the window seat for the views!
    ReactionaryMisanthrope ReactionaryMisanthrope
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 1, 2015

    I don't understand people

    who choose not to sit by the window, like wtf?
    Emma0929 Emma0929
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 20

    I love to be able to see what's happening next

    and to see what's going on! When I'm on airplane I always have to have the window seat haha
    kellyyya1 kellyyya1
    22-25, F
    14 Responses Feb 4, 2014
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