This morning, we had one of those moments on the Tube that brightens your day – a driver who talks to you.
We had just pulled up at Finsbury Park and he made a tannoy announcement:
“As you might have noticed, this is one of the NEW trains, and I am sure that almost all of you are aware of the problems that we have been having with them. If you do not stop holding or leaning against the doors, it will damage the very sensitive sensors and this tube will become defective and have to be taken out of service!”
There was an ominous pause, and then he added in a low voice, rather menacingly, “You know who you are!”
At which everyone in the carriage looked up, looked around and grinned at each other like a bunch of naughty school-children!