Buses in London are on another planet regarding the way you act on them. ONE of the biggest differentiation to a driver on a London bus and back in Oxford is that London drivers 1. Do not like to be spoken to. 2. Don’t like being thanked.
The best way to deal with it is tap your Oyster card head down, and just get on the bus. To be honest now they are “no cash” buses they can’t be approached to often so I suppose they are happy.
The other difference is they are always rammed! Especially night buses. These are a sight. A night bus in London would make for an interesting documentary for sure. People being sick, or singing out of tune. Even if you’re lucky like a friend of mine, being robbed on one!
But seriously the latter rarely happens.
But, yes remember 9 times out of 10 you shall have a quiet(ish) journey,
We all like to think being polite on the tube in London is the correct thing to do….. well obviously being “too” polite is frowned upon. When I say frowned upon I mean a stocky balding man with a bushy beard referring to you as a ” dithering F**king C**t”. I basically said to another person stood next to me you go first as he struggled to get through the crowd the man shouted it directly into my face. I laughed it off. He however clearly had a bad day in the office.
So the lesson I learnt is Head down and just barge your way off the train. No manners needed this is an efficient procedure, not a friendly get together.
Thought I would start sharing all of my experiences more often no as I do feel glossy reality shows really do give off the wrong impression. My friends assume I live in a luxury 8 bed house with a pool, chilling out at cocktails all day. Far from the truth!
So I thought I would share reality and little analogies along the way. The way people behave and the way we are expected to behave. Public transport is one of the main talking points!
I hope you guys enjoy my stories and have a great day!
Well, well, well…..
Last night I was enjoying an empty carriage on my last two stops. I had a little lay down. Relaxing then suddenly nature called. I thought to myself a little wind would not harm anyone, right?
So I let slip what i thought was quiet and no one was about so I was at ease. Unfortunately I forgot to have a look at the seat in front of me (These were seats facing forwards, and the lady was shorter and caught me off guard).
However, she turned round and I gave her an awkward smile, safe to say I ran to the next carriage to save that ounce of dignity I had left.
HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYONE
Basically I was that guy today, the bellend pressing the button to get off the tube.
If you have no clue right now what I am on about, the button on the door does not work it is automatic so you look somewhat of a dickhead furiously tapping it to get off the train early. NOTE: It does not help. It just makes you look like an erratic idiot with no patience whatsoever.
I blame it on being too tired, but still no excuse.
Sorry to have left you for so long I have been moving house and a new job etc. I have plenty of stories and experiences to share over the last 9 months. I hope you are all well!
I have decided to tell the more humorous activities as well as I feel you will enjoy them a lot more than my serious posts.
Slight issue, I have my race next Wednesday, however I have been unable to train due to a hernia… Do I still run it? I really am keen on it! Well I will make an off the cuff decision..
Also from robbery to a nice promotion in September so a good end to a very bad few days! However I am still going to be doing the video editing courses and saving for potential travel. Just so many options, but as long as I save money when we move to Surrey we will have many paths to consider. How has everyone’s week been so far?