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badger7579
15th September 2008, 12:10
Just an open question. Why do people run for the tube at rush hour just as the doors are closing, barging into people already onboard and getting their backpack, briefcase, laptop bag etc jammed in the doors.

Why? there is another train along in a minute or two. Chilll out... :smokin

Spacecadet
15th September 2008, 12:13
Unlike you and me, they're not in the position of being on time by virtue of having simply arrived at the office.
Instead they need to be there to fit someone elses schedule.

TimberWolf
15th September 2008, 12:13
Just an open question. Why do people run for the tube at rush hour just as the doors are closing, barging into people already onboard and getting their backpack, briefcase, laptop bag etc jammed in the doors.

Why? there is another train along in a minute or two. Chilll out... :smokin

I never run in the Underground :bluelight

Advocate
15th September 2008, 12:16
I never run in the Underground :bluelight

Not twice anyway...

mailric
15th September 2008, 12:16
I don't get into the big smoke very often but when I do it always amazes me how everyone rushes around as if they have to be somewhere really important.

And it really pisses them off when I stand on the wrong side of the elevator or turn the wrong way when I get off the tube and look around lost for the exit signs :rollin:

chill people. its only work.

Moscow Mule
15th September 2008, 12:19
Because it can be the difference between getting there on time and getting there 1/2 hour(s) later.

This has happened to me a couple of times, where the train I've got on has been the last one through before a signal failure. It's also happened to me where I've been on the train that was the first to get stopped.

That said, if a train is packed I won't get on it these days - I'd rather get there late than have to smell several "unwashed" armpits...

pmeswani
15th September 2008, 12:23
Because it can be the difference between getting there on time and getting there 1/2 hour(s) later.

This has happened to me a couple of times, where the train I've got on has been the last one through before a signal failure. It's also happened to me where I've been on the train that was the first to get stopped.

That said, if a train is packed I won't get on it these days - I'd rather get there late than have to smell several "unwashed" armpits...

I avoid using the underground for work related journeys as much as possible. Prefer to spend 40 minutes on a bus than getting 2 trains.

Moscow Mule
15th September 2008, 12:25
I avoid using the underground for work related journeys as much as possible. Prefer to spend 40 minutes on a bus than getting 2 trains.

Unfortunately it's not an option with my current client in West London, but yes, the bus journey from Waterloo to Liverpool Street/Moorgate is infinitely more enjoyable by bus than by tube, which I found out when the drain was closed - just don't tell everybody else!

badger7579
15th September 2008, 12:25
Because it can be the difference between getting there on time and getting there 1/2 hour(s) later.

This has happened to me a couple of times, where the train I've got on has been the last one through before a signal failure. It's also happened to me where I've been on the train that was the first to get stopped.

That said, if a train is packed I won't get on it these days - I'd rather get there late than have to smell several "unwashed" armpits...

Maybe its just me but I never run and just read for a few more minutes.. Lifes too short...

JoJoGabor
15th September 2008, 12:26
My worst tube crushing incident was one Valentines day when I jsut squeezed myself onto the Northern Line. My face was about 5cm from a Romantic Couple tonguing each other all the way into the city. I was so close I could smell their breath

Spacecadet
15th September 2008, 12:27
My worst tube crushing incident was one Valentines day when I jsut squeezed myself onto the Northern Line. My face was about 5cm from a Romantic Couple tonguing each other all the way into the city. I was so close I could smell their breath

You probably could have got away with squeezing the birds arse

badger7579
15th September 2008, 12:27
My worst tube crushing incident was one Valentines day when I jsut squeezed myself onto the Northern Line. My face was about 5cm from a Romantic Couple tonguing each other all the way into the city. I was so close I could smell their breath

Maybe they would be up for an extra person :wink

BrilloPad
15th September 2008, 12:34
Just an open question. Why do people run for the tube at rush hour just as the doors are closing, barging into people already onboard and getting their backpack, briefcase, laptop bag etc jammed in the doors.

Why? there is another train along in a minute or two. Chilll out... :smokin

I rarely travel at rush hour. Prefer to start early and finish early.

But for most it seems to be a point of principal. They are too important to wait for anything.

DS23
15th September 2008, 12:36
Just an open question. Why do people run for the tube at rush hour just as the doors are closing....

trsisko runs 'cos he's being chased by the traffic police

TimberWolf
15th September 2008, 12:36
Clearly the solution to getting more elbow room on the Tube is to smell of wee. Or if you prefer armpits. Disposable waftable wee hankies on sale at entrances to tube stations near you coming soon.

moorfield
15th September 2008, 12:39
Why? there is another train along in a minute or two. Chilll out... :smokin

Because you might find your missus in bed with another man. Have you not seen Sliding Doors?

wobbegong
15th September 2008, 12:43
Maybe they would be up for an extra person :wink

"Excuse me, but seeing as how we're so close I can practically taste your saliva, do mind if I join in?" :hug:

Bob Dalek
15th September 2008, 13:32
Saw a woman lose a shoe whilst diving onto the 18:23 at Kings Cross to Peterborough as the doors were closing, trapping her foot. Daft tw@t.