I go on the tube on it's first stop. Everyone in the wagon is reading, or at least quiet. Heavenly quiet. Enter chatter-y couple. Suit and his girl (who can't stop talking to save her life) decide to sit down next to me. Jackpot, I think, and try to concentrate on my (English) book. Usually, I can turn off the outside noises when people talk another language (German, in this case). But this morning, I couldn't. Only when 40 minutes later the chatter-girl exited the tube, I got 10 minutes of proper reading-time. Ugh.
Taking the tube at central station, it's a 1 wagon (extra short!) tube. Everyone tries to get a seat, the tube is bursting. I - equipped with a huge travel bag, my shopper and 800-page book in hands - get one of the last seats. I start putting the travel bag unter the seat, want to sit down, a (not so old) lady says: "I will have to ask you to not take this seat, I have a (handycapped) ID!" (You could have said it a little nicer...) Seriously, WHY? Why didn't she pick on someone without that much baggage? I try to smile why I think "grumpy old bitch, I have rheumatics too" and stroll through the whole wagon to find another seat.