After 4 or so yrs break, I am now commuting using the London underground aka the tube and I now realise what I've been missing. Not...
The tube carries 3million+ passengers a day and you feel like most of them are on your journey to and from work. So what joys have I been missing?
- Morning blues: If somebody is going to throw themselves under a train, is it too much ask that they don't do it at 8 in the morning just as rush hour kicks in? Or even better, do what most do when they can't stomach going to work, just call in sick and stay at home...muppet.
- Water-phobia: Some passengers are principally opposed to washing themselves or brushing teeth. Very painful for fellow passengers.
- The plodders: Those that can't work at 50mph shouldn't bother with the tube. Take the bus to work.
- Potato syndrome: Canada a much younger nation than the "Great" Britain, has double decker trains. A good well planned idea for avoiding being packed into trains like potatoes in a sack. Unlikely to happen in London but badly needed otherwise the "oshiya" are the future.
- Free-riders: Its not funny or clever to bump and grind into your fellow passengers so as to avoid paying for a train ticket. The windy-buses is a better option.
- Keep fit regime: You walk up 100+ stairs in one journey. I've lost 5kgs already...