Typical events on the last train home after a night on the booze


Today’s slightly silly survey is from goo Ranking as usual, a look at typical occurances catching the last train home after drinking.


goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 9th and 11th of December 2014 500 members, 250 male and 250 female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I’m surprised this didn’t make the rankings:

Sleepless in Yokohama

I have rarely got the last train home, so I’m not really too familiar with many of the images here, although from talking to people online, apparently vomit is a serious concern both in carriages and on station platforms. Now I think about it, since I’ve moved up to the Tokyo area, I think I’ve seen more vomit on platforms and the surrounding station area than I did in Osaka, but I don’t know if that just means that they are less efficient at cleaning it up here.

Ranking result

Q: What are the typical occurances on catching the last train home after drinking? (Sample size=500)

Rank Percentage
1Discomfort from needing to go to the toilet25.1%
2Dashing for the train but getting on one going the other way20.1%
3Dashing madly to make the last train, but due to it waiting for other trains to arrive it stands at the station for a while17.9%
4Dashing into an empty carriage only to find the floor covered in vomit17.0%
5Space gradually opens up around the person puking up14.8%
6Lots of people holding onto the hanging straps and flailing about like puppets13.6%
7Forget that you are part of the cause and think “The last train really reeks of booze!”12.3%
8Despairing at an accident delaying the last train11.1%
9Feeling quite worried that when you change trains, the other train won’t wait for this one9.9%
10Feeling healed by the in-train announcement of “Thank you for your hard work today!”8.6%
11Waiting in a long, slow queue for a taxi8.4%
12Trying with all your might to not sleep past your stop, but ending up having to take a taxi home7.2%
13Missing the last train home and getting a taxi instead, then regretting that you didn’t choose the cheaper option of a hotel room7.0%
14Someone arguing in the train nonstop5.5%
15People dashing for the same taxi and getting into a fair old fight at the door3.9%
16Station staff being far too tense and excitable3.1%
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