To the left

When getting the tube, it is common courtesy to walk on the left. Be it a staircase, a walkway or platform, you must walk to the left. So why is it when I am hurrying around like a typical Londoner, NOBODY WALKS ON THE BLOODY LEFT?

Especially when I am running late to work, they seem to come out in masses. They clog up the stairwells, as people have to shuffle their way around them. They make walking down a platform a nightmare. You just want to get out of the platform before the next overcrowded trains pulls in bringing more unsuspecting commuters.

Us Londoners deal with all sorts of unpredictable challenges: Tube strikes, signal failures and engineering works.




They must have 2 left hands, because it clearly says on the stairwells ‘keep left’. Or perhaps they mistook it for walk on both sides.




The most ironic thing is when I hear them complain about everybody pushing them, or the underground being a nightmare. That really blows my mind.

24 thoughts on “To the left

  1. Haha. Preach. I complain about this ALL the time. And I even have a few posts on it. Seriously, what is wrong with people? Read. the. signs. mate. Sheesh. Have a good week! πŸ˜‰

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  2. You’re right, this is true! Even though I don’t live in London, I visited earlier this year and I remember what you’re talking about. Xx

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      1. I loved it, it was incredibly awesome. I think I did a post about it on my blog a while ago… Anyway, thanks for checking out my blog xx

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  3. People really don’t know there right from their left it’s too much trouble to care about the reasons why … Their philosophy is I want attitude and the few .. I repeat few like you and me try to do it right while others carrying on regardless .. Great post just had to share .. Ian β­οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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