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Thursday, November 27, 2003

Kids on the tube

Nightmare - I went off to a meeting after lunch today and was going to South Kensington on the Piccadilly Line. At Green Park, the train seemed to be hanging around for a bit longer than normal and I could hear a sort of high pitched murmuring which got louder and louder until it became about five million school children and they were all heading for my carriage.

Five million is obviously an exaggeration but there were about thirty or forty of them. They hung around outside for a bit until their teachers decided to herd them onto the tube.

"Try to hold onto something", one of the teachers shouted.

"If you can't find anything, hold onto someone else"

As I was standing, I hoped to God she didn't mean me.

When I got to South Ken, I thought, here we go as they're obviously all going to some educational trip at one of the museums. But no, they all stood there like pint sized rucksacks getting in the way of people like me trying to get off. I've never been so relieved to get off a carriage, as unlike the spooky looking Midwitch Cuckoo syle children below, they were not quiet throughout their underground journey.

Too quiet and spooky to be normal

To their credit they were actually very well behaved, but thirty well behaved but excited chattering kids in a small space is not designed to calm you down before a meeting.

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