Thursday 30 October 2008 10.16am
I make an effort to stand to the side of the opening door at peak hours so people can get off. Inevitably this means that some gallumphing fat fool comes and stands in front of the doors, between me and them, and then squeezes themselves onto the tube, obstructing anyone who may be trying to get off, causing me to be incapable of getting on, and making me late for work.
Oh, yes! What is wrong with these people?? They can clearly see that others are already waiting on the side. I'd understand it if the idiots were tourists, but most of the ones I've seen clearly aren't. On my last underground trip from London Bridge, I was standing at the side of the door as people were getting off, when a professionally dressed man in his 20s pushed between me and the side of the carriage, and quickly grabbed the only seat before anyone else could get on. You're such a gentleman, sir. Your mother would be so proud.
And of course he got off two stops later.