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Monday, August 08, 2011

Baby on Board inspired Tube Badges

What to do if you're not pregnant but still want a seat on the London Underground? I blogged in February about the
Baby on Board Badges that pregnant women can wear, to tell fellow passengers they are in need of a seat. I was surprised that a lot of people had no idea what the badges meant or hadn't seen them before (it was one of my most commented upon posts this year), as I thought the concept had been out for years.

Anyways, inspired by these badges Chloe Lee Carson has designed a range of 5 spoof badges that reflect and address a few more issues faced by many on the Tube.

Not pregnant just had a big lunch badge Get Lost that Seat is Mine

She said: "For many London commuters, distinguishing between a pregnant and a simply bloated belly can cause anxiety when deciding whether to offer a seat. London Underground ingeniously launched the "Baby on Board" badge to inform other passengers that it's appropriate to offer up their seat to the pregnant wearer.

They shouldn't have stopped with one badge as the possibly pregnant lady isn't the only awkward Tube moment.

Seeing as it is almost illegal to actually speak to a fellow passenger, badges could just be the answer to getting through your daily commute....and possibly life in general!

We hope these less than subtle badges help to meet your commuting needs
."

I love these Tube Badges specially big lunch not pregnant one, although not exactly sure that the "I'm a tourist please be patient" badges are needed. Tourists are generally pretty easy to spot on the Tube, by their innate ability to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time - crowded around the bottom of stairs looking at line diagrams, standing on the left of escalators, travelling in the rush hour with suitcases the size of small campervans in tow etc etc.


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