Red tube chating now
In hindsight I could have offered him my number so I could attend opening night.
South Kensington to Leicester Square – Piccadilly Line I pick a seat beside a tall guy in his late 30s with his i Pad out.
I sit by him on the premise of moving away from a horde of primary school kids.
I ask if his book’s any good and the conversation’s a bit stilted until he asks where I think the kids are going and we starting talking London museums.
The first rule of the London Underground is: You do not talk aboard the London Underground.
The second rule of the London Underground is: You do not talk aboard the London Underground.
He looks surprised but seems happy to talk – I mean we spin out a conversation about ties for five minutes.
I don’t really know where to go from there, plus I’m getting off in two stops.
Leicester Square to Embankment – Northern Line The other passengers are women. Embankment to High Street Kensignton – Circle Line A cute ginger guy reading Tolstoy gets on.
’ in the manner of one addressing a cracked person.
Bond Street to Westminster – Jubilee Line ‘I like your tie,’ I tell a smartly-dressed office type as we’re wedged in together by the door.
I feign stupidity and ask if he’s got wifi down here.
We end up having a 10 minute conversation about wifi and Dorset, where he works as a surveyor.
Perfect – I love the theatre, so we’ve got tons to talk about.