Public transport is a great way to get out and meet people (especially if you're claustrophobic). It is great that so many of us get together during a brief moment in the morning and stuff as many of ourselves as possible into as few compartments as possible maximizing the chance of a brief encounter. We have to thank the transport system for decreasing the vehicles at these times too!
In many civilized countries when one boards public transport one announces oneself to fellow passengers. In some more civilised countries you give your name to the driver, or conductor who will then announce you to the privileged travellers.
You must live in a civilised country, try it! Announce yourself to your fellow passangers with a 'A Lord/Lady Rhumbaba boarding'. Or, ask the driver to announce you to everyone else. The announcement is usually followed by polite applause from the other passangers.