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Londoners, you rock!

So I was on the tube today, minding my own business and being kinda after-work-grouchy (also it is actually WARM in London, which should be lovely but means that the tube is like a SAUNA only instead of the lovely woody-aromatherapy steam it’s BO-armpit steam which is not nearly as nice), when a bunch of football idiots climbed onto the tube in their football colours and sang some foreign anthem REALLY LOUD the ENTIRE WAY.  And I sat very quiet and very still while I had a little private MASSIVE HEAD EXPLOSION!!!

They even had a whistle-thingie.  And they were being LOUD and OBNOXIOUS on purpose just to annoy everyone, and you could feel the everyone in the entire carriage think that they were SO UNLUCKY to be in this particular carriage.

And this is what I love most about Londoners…

No one even looked their way.

Londoners, you guys are AWESOME.  We all know that all the shouting idiots wanted was for someone to look at them the wrong way, or to get angry, or to say something, or to ACKNOWLEDGE their sorry excuse for an existence.  They wanted to get a rise out of people and NOT ONE PERSON gave them the satisfaction.  I have never seen an entire tube carriage so interested in their newspapers.  Never seen people so intent on listening to their iPods (okay, they were totally just pretending to listen because I had my iPod volume full blast and still couldn’t hear anything above the shouting–but they were GREAT at pretending).

Ha!  Take that you annoying tube-shouters!  You are TOO BORING for us to EVEN NOTICE YOU!  Only in London could a group of strangers pull together so quickly without exchanging a single word.

Okay, so now I think I sound old and snarky but if you were there your head would have exploded as well.

  1. Lua
    June 25, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I LOVE your stories about London- especially the ones including tube rides and massive head explosions!! 🙂
    And I truly feel sorry for those guys who suffer from this deep need for attention, but I have to give it to you Londoners, if that were to happen here in Istanbul, there would be a WW3! Good for you guys! 🙂

    • July 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm

      Well, glad someone appreciates my massive head explosions!

  2. June 27, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I hate those whistle things. Some moron gave them to young children on the Jersey shore the other day …such a mistake.
    Go Londoners!

  3. Ana
    June 30, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    If that happened in Brazil (and it was not on the world cup) someone would have immediaterly cursed and pointed a finger. And half of the train would have joined and laughed… haha
    I never cared much about England, but after reading Julian Barnes and your stories, I’m loking foward to going to London. =)

    • July 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm

      Ooh…you will love London! It is absolutely amazing (even if it does rain all the time).

  4. Cities of the Mind
    July 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    There is a reason us yanks love you guys. Good work!

    • August 19, 2010 at 6:58 am

      Haha! There is a reason I moved here. It’s amazing!

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