1. A group of Chinese tourists got on my carriage, which wasn't especially busy, but they all crowded around me and did not spread out or seem to notice my existence. I guess Chinese society and culture is so different from ours that it has given them a very different notion of personal space. Let me just say this - Chinese society and culture is wrong.
2. Today, a very large woman opposite me consumed a whole bag of fruit that she had clearly just bought from a shop. An apple, some grapes and a medley of pineapple and melon cubes (possibly mango). Two things struck me about this: a) Personally, I like to give grapes and apples from the shop a good rinse under the tap before I eat them in the comfort of my own home. You would have to irradiate the entire tube network before you could persuade me to eat anything down there. It's one giant petri dish. b) She seemed to be sort of showing off what she was doing - "Look at me, I may be fat but I'm eating fruit here people" - well, stuffing your face with fruit may be better than stuffing it with cheeseburgers, but do you see anyone else on this train eating a whole bag of fruit at 11.45 on a Wednesday?