Wednesday, August 04, 2010

WHAT I SAW ON THE WAY...

11pm - ish on the tube:

A man with a broken arm and his shirt falling off has an animatedly slurred conversation with two equally slurring girls, as he travels up one escalator and they down another.

The man sitting nearest to me slumps with his head bent over his stomach, a thick column of drool falling from his mouth onto his chest.

I step over two girls sitting on the floor eating either chips or chicken nuggets.

1pm -ish on the tube:

A girl with a fake Hermes Birkin bag methodically eats a big plastic pot of what looks like noodle salad with a plastic spoon, then places the empty pot on the floor before getting off the tube at Hammersmith.

A woman sitting opposite me, who has big bouffant Amy Winehouse hair including a hairpiece and heavy black eye make up, wipes her eye and smears black eyeliner over half her face. She wipes and wipes away at it with her finger until the smudge is rectified.

A girl sits with a friend and applies first pink eyeshadow, then blue up to her eyebrows. She then plucks her eyebrows, applies blusher, lip liner and lipgloss, before starting to buff her nails roughly, then applies nail varnish. Her friend then does the same. All the time they are loudly discussing girl No1's boyfriend.

The woman standing next to where I'm sitting sneezes all over my hand and neither of us moves or acknowledges it.

6 comments:

famapa said...

and these are many of the reasons why I don't use public transport anymore - raaaaaaaank!

time to sign up to boris's scheme maybe? :)

oh, happy belated fifth!!

July Stars said...

Switch to taking the bus, cycling or driving ...

If Jane said...

...how shall i say...
"lovely bunch".

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

heh, yeah I do normally drive but sometimes you can't. Added to that the 11pm was on the way back from the eurostar - so doubly shocking after Paris...

Bombay Beauty said...

Exactly why I love public transport! No such entertainment to be had in a car! BB

ashley said...

Being sneezed on would have taken me over the edge. soooo disgusting. public transit definitely makes life more interesting though, right?