I was sitting on the train to work yesterday morning and the driver made the following announcement:
“I’m afraid to say that the Piccadilly Line is currently suspended, due to what we euphemistically call ‘passenger action’. Which means some poor soul has thrown themselves under a train. Oh dear. It’s not going to be a very good day.”
Now, for anyone who doesn’t use the Underground, let it be known that for a driver to announce anything and put his own personal spin on it is pretty unheard of. Which is why, as he said “It’s not going to be a very good day”, half the people in my carriage chuckled to themselves – the ones not lost in iPod-land, of course.
And then they all, en masse, looked really, really, really guilty, because someone had died and they were laughing about it…