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The Just-commonsensical
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Personal space. Don’t read my paper over my shoulder. Just because I happen to stand or sit next to you does NOT give you special permission to invade my personal space, whether you are genuinely reading my paper or just thinking I haven’t noticed you looking down my top whilst disguised as reading my paper. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

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Don’t talk to strangers. Londoners are rude – just deal with it. The tube is not a place of socialising. A smile is the limit.

Drunken flirting. Just because you are bladdered, it doesn’t mean that you can try it on with the girl sitting opposite to you. And, realistically, you are more likely to frighten them by your slurring and inappropriateness. The ‘no talking rule’ still applies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Just-commonsensicalPlease don’t carry hot coffee on the tube. I don’t trust you not to spill it all over me. Actually change that to don’t carry any coffee on the tube. Even if I’m not scalded, I will still breathe fire if you stain my clothes.

Travelling with small children or babies in rush hour – you are simply cruel. To our ears, and your children’s nightmares.

Don’t run/fight for a seat. This is simply sad and the standing will do you good. Pushing someone out of the way for a seat is desperate, pathetic and worthy of people laughing at you. That’s right; AT you – not with you.

Don’t lean on the doors of the carriage.

The announcer is talking to YOU Mr. leaner. (See learn English as a cross reference). YOU are the reason I am late for work and YOU are the reason the tube keeps stopping and breaking. You have no right to grumble about the tube’s slowness – it is your fault.

Don’t hold the door open if it is closing. If the door is closing, you missed your train – wait for the next one. Don’t break the tube for the rest of us. Once, someone shoved their arm in the tube door and was dragged along the platform – karma.

If you are massively overweight, please don’t sit down – the standing will do you good. You are effectively taking up two seats (and in some cases I’ve witnessed – three seats). This is, of course, unfair unless you have bought two tickets and thus paid twice as much as the rest of us. It is as bad as putting your bags on the seat next to you.

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Don’t put your bags on the seat next to you. No matter how empty the tube is when you get on it you WILL have to move your bags and DON’T give me the evil eye when I want to sit down on the seat where your bags are. I’ve paid my ticket and I’m sure your bags haven’t. Again, unless you’ve paid for two tickets, you only get one seat (and, let’s face it, sometimes no seat).

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