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
No, no, no, no, it is NOT okay to push in front of other people. I am referring here to the inconsiderate people who walk through the inside of the carriages to avoid queueing with the rest of us along the platform to get out of the station. Every single morning when my train reaches… Continue reading Queue jumpers
Here’s the thing about elbows. They are of great use, they help us to get dressed, they help us turn a page in a book, they help us raise a glass or two to our mouth. Very useful indeed. Here’s the other thing about elbows. They hurt! When clumsy people pull their arm back whilst… Continue reading Elbows
So, the thing is, men are just not practiced enough to manage hand/man bags on the train, even when disguised as a manly backpack. Back in the day, men carried either a briefcase in the hand, or stuffed everything unattractively into pockets. Nowadays men recognise the value of having a bag that can be carried over… Continue reading Boys with bags with straps
I got on a nice, quiet train and took a comfortable (as comfortable as is possible considering the train is a thousand years old and smells like a steaming bog) at the end of the carriage. Silly, silly me! On got a loud woman, saying “here or at the end?” No, no, please, make it ‘here’…… Continue reading Everything wrong!
Angry man waiting on the platform with the rest of us, but while the rest of us stood there looking impatiently at an empty track and mentally wishing the train to appear, this man took it upon himself to shout abuse at…erm…well who knows…but shout he did. “This is ridiculous, what’s the matter with you,… Continue reading Angry man wants his train
I learned something new today. The centimetre between the seats and side of the train are apparently where your empty croissant bag must be squeezed into. Especially if you want to copy your what your kissy lover has just done with theirs… Sadly it is not possible to squeeze your coffee cup into the same… Continue reading What to do with rubbish