The Kew Bridge Diet

So there I was, on a lovely early September Friday evening, with five minutes to wait for my train, feeling a little peckish after a long day at work. What better way to while away the time than to settle down on the little bench in the shelter on the platform with a delicious, but undoubtedly fattening snack? Well one way of improving it would have been if someone hadn’t decided to have a pee in the shelter first. Suddenly I didn’t feel so hungry any more…

Guys (and I’m generalising here but it mostly is guys), what is it with the outdoor weeing? Are you all turning into dogs and marking your territory? Do you think this is SouthWest Trains’s latest branding strategy? Or is this simply the latest government anti-obesity drive: cut down on the places where people snack, by rendering them uninhabitable? It certainly worked for me. But it seems a little drastic.

Still, it’s Friday so I’m not going to worry any more. Have a good weekend one and all, but chaps, please, do us all a favour and keep it zipped.


7 responses to “The Kew Bridge Diet

  1. Ewww. I have to say, it’s gross. I just don’t understand how anyone can do that.

  2. Well plenty of people apparently can, if the smell in London is anything to go by. Or perhaps it’s just one person, with a very large bladder…

  3. I think you may be underestimating the female contribution to these matters. Looking around the house and pointing at no-one in particular I know someone who is regularly caught short. Hint: It’s not me.

  4. Moobs – I’m shocked, shocked!

    Unless you have a dog or something.

  5. there is a lady in oxford that wanders round the town walking two small dogs.
    wherever she is when the urge comes upon her to have a pee, she pulls down her knickers and just does it there and then with no thought what so ever.
    cheers john

  6. Well at least you’re lucky enough not to witness someone in the process (a gent or uh hardman at Hackney central relieving ‘imself) whilst the train you’re on is moving.. it’s quite traumatizing to witness your favourite grey railings being molested by the grossness (if only his aim had been bad enough to connect with the rails, maybe some justice would’ve been served). 😛 Err, scratch that last part.

  7. John – well, that’s Oxford for you…
    Bojha – a moving train at Hackney Central? Having spent 2 years commuting on the Silverlink I know that’s a rare thing indeed…

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