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    no staring at the person in front of you etc :lol:
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    Not paying is acceptable.

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    I've never seen so many people flout the fare on any other public transport system i've used :eek:
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    (Original post by james1211)
    Fare jumping is acceptable.

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    I've never seen so many people flout the fare on any other public transport system i've used :eek:
    whats fare jumping?
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    On escalators... Stay on the right side!! (For standing)


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    No standing on the left side of the escalator!

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    No eye contact, don't speak, no loud music, even if the doors are shutting you must still attempt to jump through a tiny gap - look smug if you manage to get onto the train alive, move rapidly towards the back of the platform, hiding your face if you don't.
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    (Original post by Economistician)
    No standing on the left side of the escalator!

    Edit: Beaten to it.
    :teehee:
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    Hold on quickly before the tube moves or you will FALL ON THE TUBE FLOOR!
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    (Original post by karmacrunch)
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    Stare vacantly into the space directly in front of you at all times, or stare at your phone in your lap.
    Under no circumstances attempt to make conversation with those around you.
    Stare angrily at the person listening to loud music which the whole train can hear. But of course, don't approach them about it.
    If you need to get past someone, just mutter "Sorry, could I just..." and squeeze past. Never raise your voice more than a faint utterance.

    In the stations generally, stride with purpose, even if you haven't the faintest idea where you're walking. No one likes a dawdler interrupting their well rehearsed march to the escalators.
    Don't stand on the left hand side of the escalator, that's where the fast people walk up.

    This is the way of the British.
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    Apparently wearing a rucksack is a terrible crime, and some random lady moaned at me and made me take mine off . . .

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    (Original post by prettyGirl101)
    whats fare jumping?
    Not paying.

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    (Original post by james1211)
    Fare jumping is acceptable.
    Especially if you're Brazilian.
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    (Original post by xMr_BrightSide)
    Stare vacantly into the space directly in front of you at all times, or stare at your phone in your lap.
    Under no circumstances attempt to make conversation with those around you.
    Stare angrily at the person listening to loud music which the whole train can hear. But of course, don't approach them about it.
    If you need to get past someone, just mutter "Sorry, could I just..." and squeeze past. Never raise your voice more than a faint utterance.

    This is the way of the British.
    why no talking?
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    (Original post by Múinteoir)
    No eye contact, don't speak, no loud music, even if the doors are shutting you must still attempt to jump through a tiny gap - look smug if you manage to get onto the train alive, move rapidly towards the back of the platform, hiding your face if you don't.
    Ah the tiny gap thing is so true!! I hate the tube, it feels like a life or death situation, god forbid you are late. There have been times when I have actually decided to go on the next tube because people are a like a bunch of animals and I can't even get my foot through the door.
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    (Original post by Economistician)
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    Aww, sorry. :hugs:

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    (Original post by james1211)
    Not paying.

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    how is that possible? go through the beep thing straight after the person in front?
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    (Original post by prettyGirl101)
    why no talking?
    Don't really know, it's just people don't talk. The silence makes people's conversations carry quite far too, so and breaking of the quiet is quite jarring.
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    Walk fast and don't talk to people.
 
 
 
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