spread diseases, so catch them in your handkerchief”. So Tony Hancock’s version of the second world war poster goes. As a young teenager the newspaper my parents bought had a series of facsimiles of posters from WWII, one of which had the above advice about covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing. I remember at… Continue reading “Coughs and sneezes
A very busy train with the heating on despite it being relatively mild weather for the time of year. I did have a seat, although it was in the middle of a 3-seater with the two people either side of me fighting for every inch they could get. I didn’t even try to read but… Continue reading Grabby man
The train held for me today the delight of a sneezy young woman. With Hobson’s choice I sat in the last remaining seat, opposite a young woman who was liberally spreading herself into the aisle and partway across her neighbouring seat, regardless of the poor soul trying to use that seat. She was already working… Continue reading Sneezy
Monday morning commute after the summer holidays is never going to be jolly. I, along with hundreds of others on my route took an extra few minutes in bed than perhaps was wise, meaning the late train I got was packed. Due to years of experience I knew exactly where to stand to get a… Continue reading Elbows rear their ugly head again
Two nights ago I went out after work for a very enjoyable pizza and glass of wine… and limoncello… It was still pretty early by the time I caught my train, around 9.30pm and it was busy, but not packed. A heavy-set middle-aged man sat down next to me. His suit was crumpled and his… Continue reading I don’t stand where you stand
A Monday is never a good day when at work, unless the adverts are to be believed. And let’s face it, adverts are not to be believed. Still, my Monday started okay with a nice quiet, relatively empty – thank you summer holidays – train. My first day back after two weeks’ of wonderful leave. … Continue reading August 14th Monday…
As I walked down the platform this morning to my usual spot I saw another regular. She is an odd stick and I often see her leaning against the wall or a lamppost to do some sort of aerobic stretching. Some people could pull that off. She can’t. She just looks odd. Today however she… Continue reading Revolting people!