Sometime, about a year ago, I suddenly started hating the tube. 2 minutes at a signal and I am freaking out.

To take my mind off things I begun writing lists, each inspired by my journey on the underground.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Amusing Tube Behaviour

  • Waiting till someones out of sight  before picking up their discarded paper. 
  • Pressing the open button repeatedly to encourage it to work.
  • Jogging at the bottom of the escalator 'just in case' the tube is there.
  • Seat smugness.
  • 'Microshuffling'. Moving 3mm down the carriage makes no difference.
  • Hating someone with all your soul because they're nudging with a backpack/ flapping a paper in your face.
  • 'Commute companions'. People you see everyday that you invent an entire imagined life for.
  • Extreme panic on thinking you've passed your stop. 
  • The Not So Cool Now Kid. Full of attitude, but oblivious to the fact we can hear the power ballad he's listening to.
  • The Houdini - taking you coat off whist sardined against other people. 
  • The inability to stop watching someone putting their makeup on.
  • Escalator spin-out.  You step on knowing it isn't working, your brain doesn't believe you.


  1. Love your work miss list maker!

  2. Charlotte Faure20 April 2011 at 02:12

    As a newbie to the commuting world, this is definitely my favourite list to date.

  3. Haahahahahahahaha! Clemmie you rock!