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It’s not gender, it’s selfishness

Barbara Ellen has a pop at men who sit on trains with their legs too far apart in today's Observer. She calls out men who sit as if they're about to give birth to a live mammal, impinging on the available seating space for their fellow passengers. And she's not wrong here - I've seen ...

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Distracting…

On the tube this afternoon, I saw a man wearing what must have been the shortest denim shorts in the history of all civilisation. It was hard not to stare. Their very shortness pulled my disbelieving eyeballs in their direction, much like an unwilling Millennium Falcon caught in the tractor-beam of an all-powerful Death Star. ...

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Stinky-poo choo-choo

Don't for one moment think I'm complaining about the (long overdue) arrival of summer in London, but... Seriously, people. It's hot. That's no excuse for not washing thoroughly. in fact, it's an indication for you to engage in a little extra scrubbing before leaving home in the morning. I got the tube from Bank to ...

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My precious…

Coming home last night (after an epically long day) I saw one of those slow-motion disasters that happens all too frequently: I watched a women drop her iPhone 5 onto the cold, unyielding surface of a London Underground platform. It was gut-wrenching and I can still her face screw up into absolute agony. There was ...

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And then the Thames disappeared!

Last Saturday, I was travelling home from dinner in Hampstead, using the Tube as ever. Wandering down the platform with my other half, my attention was caught by a tube map on the wall. Now anyone who has travelled on the Tube will be familiar with its iconic map - something that resembles electrical wiring ...