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Real Stories From The Underground

August 10, 2010

I do bad things on the tube.


I take pictures of people when they aren’t looking and sometimes write about them – bullet notes in the back of my notebook like this:

Sitting next to a boy desperately coating himself in Allure Pour Homme as if his life depended on it. Mad US tourists with bottoms like wobbly half-filled water bags cramming in and shouting “one stop” to their party. Walk you fools!


Exasperated camp man in a bright green polo shirt has flumped next to me in a huff. I can see his tummy. His shirt doesn’t fit which mirrors his manner in a funny but awkward way. He is reading the list of ingredients on a jar of marmalade.


Today is an odd day on the tube.

Anyway this is all by way of saying that my dedicated Tube Tales site now has a new home HERE.



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  1. chazza permalink

    Great blogging as ever Hun. . .lmfo. Well captured pics and captions as amusing as always. . .<br/><br/>I do admire your front in doing so. There is some right ole grumpy bollox people at that time of night n morning (from my day of having to use the underground. Let alone nowadays. . .)i hear figures have risen since the 0yster card.<br/><br/>Tc. . .xxx

  2. Scarlett the Heavenly Healer permalink

    Love it!

  3. GreatSheElephant permalink

    heh – wrong and yet so right

  4. rockmother permalink

    Chazza – thanks – I’ve been rumbled only a couple of times but haven’t noticed until I’ve checked the photo afterwards…<br/><br/>Scarlett – thank you!<br/><br/>Great She – bad but yet so compelling that I can’t help myself. All love xx

  5. Piley permalink

    i LOVE these posts you do… the new blog looks fab. I could see this as a book. The captions are so spot on too. Lovely stuff RM.

  6. Secret Photographer permalink

    Great pics, love the Hipstamatic effect. Check out mine on<br/>I have a competition up and running for you all to join in – complete with prize!

  7. chazza permalink

    lmfo. . Im afraid I have the compulsive disorder of ‘People watch’. Not so much what they look like, type of clothes etc. Their attitudes and behavior.<br/><br/>Hands up. . I do get addicted to reality shows. Cant believe certain people exsist on certain attitudes to life, people, say so etc.<br/><br/>When i was younger. .I Laughed and took the absolute rise of em. The older I get. . . Feel incredibly sorry and compassionate for their loss of evolving with the generation time, parents doctoring etc. As i feel it definately is not down to education or inteligence in todays world.<br/><br/>When thrown back n amazed by it all. I do have a tendency to sit back and see how that sort of individuals will pan out in life/society. <br/><br/>My Mum was a true example unfortunately. Things shot out her mouth without a thought of the hurt n pain it may cause to others. She knew she had this fault. . .yet never ever curved it. <br/><br/>If she was unhappy, the rest of the household was made to feel the same. Took it out on everyone. No one around her was aloud to be happy. Never would except help let alone advise. . . see, be corrected for no man or beast. (pride and stuburness i guess). <br/><br/>Absolute carbon copy. . .to my Nan, all the qualities she hated in her Mum. . <br/><br/>Interesting ha. . .lmfaao. So i see now Why im fasinated with ‘people watchin” xx

  8. Bob Mac permalink

    great blog, did this on the ferries in venice a few years ago, a bit cruel but we pissed our sides laughing at some of the ‘snaps’. best of luck and carry on.

  9. MsMarmitelover permalink

    Love the pictures. Particularly the tattooed foot.


    really cool pictures….<br/><br/>greetings from zurich

  11. blackwatertown permalink


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