- When a tube train arrives, it's usually best to let people GET OFF the carriage first if you have any intention of getting on yourself and being able to expand your lungs.
- It's also the done thing that, say, a person has been waiting in his place for about 10 minutes for said tube, they're allowed to get on and not met with a diagonal assault, elbow in the chest and glare as if to say "I NEEDED THAT SPOT BY THE DOOR TO SHAVE 3 SECONDS OFF MY TRAVEL TIME WHEN I GET TO EARLS COURT!!"
- Playing music out of your tinny little phone, especially at 7:45am, is not agreeable.
- Standing there moaning REALLY loudly about the lack of announcements on your tube is hardly going to help, as it's not like you can just jump off halfway across the River Thames, is it?
- When you exit the station and swipe your Oyster Card, please note that your card is likely telling you to 'SEEK ASSISTANCE' for a very good reason. You're entitled to a second swipe to check, sure. But a third, fourth and then fifth whilst standing there looking indignant and holding up a stream of 40 angry commuters?
- Upon leaving the station, try to maintain a constant walking speed. Obviously people WILL get in your way and weave around you, but texting on your Blackberry within 3 feet of the tube ticket gates is not acceptable behaviour.
- If you also choose to use one of the cash machines located within spitting distance of these barriers, it's worth actually looking at the screen and following the guidelines given. It's really not hard. Insert card, type in 4 numbers, usually press top left for cash, await money and card and fuck off to whichever shitty building you co-habit with the sweaty Greek guy you're avoiding 3 feet up the road.
My commute sucked this morning. Ta.