Thursday, 19 January 2012

Smile, it's Thursday

What's not to love about Thursdays?

At least that was the opinion off the train driver on the Victoria Line this rainy morning.

Whilst I stood crushed between two business men and struggled not to fall into the lap of an elderly lady as the train pulled to a stop at Oxford Circus, I heard a rather unusual announcement booming over the tannoy.

"I just want to say," he said, "have a wonderful day. It's Thursday guys! Which means it's nearly Friday! Which means it's nearly the weekend! Don't let anyone cramp your style or bring you down. I mean it, have a really amazing day everyone. Keep smiling. The next stop is Tottenham Court Road."

Dear train driver: it is people like you who make the world a brighter place. Even when you're underground.

Tube experiences that put a smile on your face are sadly few and far between, but when they happen, I for one am left smiling all day. Examples: the classical music that Brixton station often plays loudly in the morning, and the wonderful 'Thoughts of the Day' at Angel station (which can be found online at


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