Happiness is…

not sharing your Bakerloo line carriage with a bunch of drunken football fans.

Unfortunately it’s the fleeting kind of happiness that you only recognise you were experiencing when it’s gone: when your train has pulled into Waterloo and picked up a carriage load of people who have clearly breakfasted on beer. And who all know each other. And who want to bring some laughter and jollity into the lives of the people who were in the carriage before them. And you realise that you’re going to have to run the gauntlet of them all in order to get out of the train.

And then when they start singing (somewhere between Embankment and Charing Cross), you start to feel nostalgic for the good old days when they were merely being jovial…

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4 responses to “Happiness is…

  1. i do hope, by the time you got off, you weren’t nostalgic for the the time before they were vomming.

  2. No they were still at the happy-drunk stage when I got off. By the time the other half was coming home though, the Bakerloo line was closed ‘due to vandalism’ so who knows what happened next…

  3. Sadly it always seems to turn nasty nowadays.

  4. True, although in fairness, the vandalism could have been anyone.

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