On my numerous journeys on the tube I come across some of the funniest and strangest thing the city has to offer.
It was on the tube with a friend making my journey to King’s Cross. It was Saturday afternoon and the tube was fairly busy with the weekend shoppers. we had to spend the journey standing as the sits where all taken.
As out journey carrying on people got on and of the tube a passenger got on carrying one of the most unexpected item. She walked in with a chair…Not a foldable one that she is carrying inside a cardboard box, this was a full mounted Plastic chair with metallic legs like those you would find in many rental halls that you can stack on top of each other in a corner.
Don’t talk to Strangers
Have you ever wondered why is it that people don’t talk to each other on the tube? I don’t mean that it’s silent when you get on it, but that stranger would rarely get in a conversation beyond the greeting or a nod. Despite all being at close proximity to one another as we embark in that journey from A to B, we all lock ourselves up in our little bubble. We switch on the Mp3 player, open up the book, pull out the papers and start reading or doing everything we can to let the person next to us know that we are in our personal space. We wear our “Do Not Disturb” Tag. Sometime we just stare at the adverts as if we where really really interested in Mr Cool’s Air-conditioning solution for offices. All because we don’t want to make eye contact with the strangely dressed dude with the purple hair sitting in front of us…(rings any bells?)
A Journey on the central line.
I believe that life is a journey in which some of the things we looking for like love and happiness are not obtained by reaching destinations but by choosing our trajectory. All we have to do to discover things sometimes is to change our point of view.
I just finished having a drink with a few friends in Central London and as we parted our separate ways I took the tube to Tottenham Court Rd where I was going to catch the central line. (more…)