Saturday, 5 November 2011

Seen on the Tube

Hammersmith & City Line, Kings Cross to Mile End
  • Nine people listening to music on headphones.
  • A young woman doing card tricks with her paper train tickets.
  • Her boyfriend, wearing very white trainers, anxiously telling her to be careful with the tickets.
  • A jolly, portly man wearing a grey, hand-knitted tank top, offering sections of his Saturday newspaper to those sitting around him.
  • A woman with immaculately painted pink toenails, wearing hareem pants and white sandals.
  • A man with white hair and black gloves, distressed to find himself on the wrong train at Liverpool Street
  • A blushing young man, wearing a blue dog-tooth checked shirt, rummaging in his jacket pocket and then dropping a lip balm and a selection of multi-coloured foil-wrapped condoms all over the floor.
  • A middle-aged woman checking her hair, and pulling out a few white ones.

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11 comments:

  1. I love people watching. Poor condom guy - guess he wasn't getting lucky!

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  2. Oh this made me giggle! I love people watching! Especially in the post office queue! This week I was treated to a complete random singing Mull Of Kintyre over & over! He was really lost in the moment! Highly entertaining! :o) x

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  3. What a fantastic post. I love your observant descriptions Nancy. Poor condom guy and did harem pants girl not realise it was November?

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  4. My favourite is newspaper guy. How splendid to share your newspaper with strangers. Very civilised indeed.x

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  5. Fascinating... hmmm harem pants not many look good in those lol - I want to be jolly mans friend!!

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  6. I love people watching! But I'm concerned about Mr White-hair...I hope he found the right train!

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  7. Wonderful post - isn't people watching fabulous. Did a bit last night when we saw a very popular opera which brought all kinds of fascinating types out of the woodwork! Like tall, hip young guy trying to be confident about his choice to wear a black tank top to opening night at the opera, and ordering two stouts in very quick succession at the bar.

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  8. I am blushing in sympathy with condom man!

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  9. Lovely post! Can "see" every single one. ;-)

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  10. I don't remember the tube train journey being so entertaining when I used to commute! Poor red faced boy!

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  11. It's as if I'm right there in the carriage too...thank you for this- it made me giggle!

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