Does anyone else secretly people watch on the metro out the corner of your eye or pretend to day dream but are actually thinking eh? What? Oh! No! WTF?! Why? I like her bag! I do and I know I’m not alone. Not every journey, but some when I’m not in the mood for music and just want to sit. The trick is not to be caught out. Still working on that, but it’s fun to guess who’s a tourist, who’s local, happy, sad, weary, away somewhere else, drunk. I try not to judge and when I do a quick ‘Natalie! You don’t know their story!’, sorts me out.
But there are some odd people out there. Strange looking too, but who am I to judge, they probably think I’m strange too. Here they probably think it’s odd, I let those off first before I get on. Something drummed into me from travelling on London underground for 3 years. Tube drivers are the best. Thanks to cctv the driver can pick someone out to stop blocking the door, ‘Yes, you with the red rucksack’ We’re not moving until you alight. There’s an other train in 2 minutes.’ Or tell everyone in peak travel to take off rucksacks. The equtiette here isn’t the same, but people seem more happy to take the metro. It runs a lot more smoother with few delays to the tube (as we say in London). But I do like the keep right rule of moving around London underground. Here it’s all for one. Or maybe they’re keeping left and that makes sense to them as they drive on the left. I’ve noticed in whichever side of the road a country drives on, that’s the side of the road people walk on. Regardless, let those off before getting on!
And speaking of odd looking, I’ve decided to address my hair and embrace styling and looking after it better. I’m generally low key about it. Ponytails working out, running and at home. Down the rest of the time, a bit of surf/sea salt spray and some oil, but it’s been lacking lustre and style. And as with any bad hair day, it doesn’t make you feel good about yourself. Down’s recently has been scary. I’m sure it scares some on the metro. Multiple ponytails a day, remove product, leaving it either greasy from touch ups, or just plain dry wire. I’ve looked into fine hair air drying volume techniques and stocked up on hair grips/bobby pins. Hair dryer’s the last option! I’ll let you know how it goes!
Do you people watch on public transport? What are your travelling pet peeves?