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Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Signs of a Londoner

You know you've been in London too long when....

I can't remember when I originally saw
this list, but thanks to German blog London Leben for reminding me about it and it's amazing how a lot of the points include Tube ones or at least thoughts you have when travelling on the London Underground.

You step over people who collapse on the Tube.
(a similar story was reported by ex station assistant cum philosopher Christopher Ross in his book Tunnel Visions)

You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.

The UK west of Heathrow is still theoretical to you.

You're suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.

Your day is ruined if you don't get a copy of Metro on the way to work.

Your idea of personal space is no one actually physically standing on you.

Cartoon by Andy Vine

All sadly so true - check out the rest plus some thoughts in German here.


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