Monday 17 May 2010 12.49am
Any ideas on how I should have responded to the well built lady on the Central line who literally pushed me it seemed like a piece of furniture to make room for her self and her friend on a very crowded train. Where there was obviously no more room to fit any one in the small space by an end door in the carriage.
I could not move as I was jammed in by the door of the train and I was concerned about my friend, beside me, who was not used to the unexpected disruptions, crowds and heat of a normal weekend journey on the Underground.
Fortunately my unexpected relocation only had to endure one stop, but as I left the Carriage and feeling more courageous, I said to the lady, "next time please don't push so hard", she replied "well you would not move".
I was old enough to be her mother, I suppose I was an easy target rather than the other younger people squashed in beside me. A painful experience though, my shoulder is still aching.