They say that misery loves company. And when it comes to getting from your tiny, depressing apartment to your dead-end job, you're joined in the rat race by droves of miserable commuters, crying babies, and recently paroled criminals on bath salts. Taking mass transit is an uphill battle and one wrong move can put you on the latest Worldstarhiphop fight compilation.

Thankfully, Complex is here to help alleviate your commuting woes with a step-by-step guide for survival: How to Not Get Punched in the Face While Taking Public Transportation.

Written by Sean Evans (@seanseaevans)

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