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I was on the Central Line today. I noticed a striking looking woman
get on at, I think, St. Pauls and sit opposite me. At Holborn she got
off. But at she stood up, she looked at me and gave me a great big
smile. 'That's a nice tie' she said, then got off.

Very small, but it just about made my day. No-one had told her it was
mandatory to studiously ignore everyone else on the tube. She actually
acted in a human and pleasant way. Good for her.

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Ken Wheatley wrote:
I was on the Central Line today. I noticed a striking looking woman
get on at, I think, St. Pauls and sit opposite me. At Holborn she got
off. But at she stood up, she looked at me and gave me a great big
smile. 'That's a nice tie' she said, then got off.

Very small, but it just about made my day. No-one had told her it was
mandatory to studiously ignore everyone else on the tube. She actually
acted in a human and pleasant way. Good for her.


But was it, indeed, a nice tie? Maybe she was taking the p*ss ;-)


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I was on the Central Line today. I noticed a striking looking woman
get on at, I think, St. Pauls and sit opposite me. At Holborn she got
off. But at she stood up, she looked at me and gave me a great big
smile. 'That's a nice tie' she said, then got off.

Very small, but it just about made my day. No-one had told her it was
mandatory to studiously ignore everyone else on the tube. She actually
acted in a human and pleasant way. Good for her.


Did she shake her Tic-Tacs at you?
: )


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Stimpy wrote:

Ken Wheatley wrote:
I was on the Central Line today. I noticed a striking looking woman
get on at, I think, St. Pauls and sit opposite me. At Holborn she got
off. But at she stood up, she looked at me and gave me a great big
smile. 'That's a nice tie' she said, then got off.

Very small, but it just about made my day. No-one had told her it was
mandatory to studiously ignore everyone else on the tube. She actually
acted in a human and pleasant way. Good for her.


But was it, indeed, a nice tie? Maybe she was taking the p*ss ;-)


I can sense a lot of u.t.l. people wearing their favouritest tie on the
central line tomorrow!
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On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 21:10:26 -0000, "Stimpy"
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Ken Wheatley wrote:
I was on the Central Line today. I noticed a striking looking woman
get on at, I think, St. Pauls and sit opposite me. At Holborn she got
off. But at she stood up, she looked at me and gave me a great big
smile. 'That's a nice tie' she said, then got off.

Very small, but it just about made my day. No-one had told her it was
mandatory to studiously ignore everyone else on the tube. She actually
acted in a human and pleasant way. Good for her.


But was it, indeed, a nice tie? Maybe she was taking the p*ss ;-)

Went through my mind too. That just proves how cynical we've become.
I'm sure she was genuine.

The tie was, I suppose, not bad. It has white dogs on a navy
background looking a bit like Space Invaders, with each row separated
by some thin lighter blue lines. I think I bought it at Austin Reed at
Stansted when on a trip and I'd forgotten to pack one.

Anyway - don't care if she was taking the **** - still cheered me up.



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On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 21:10:26 -0000, "Stimpy"
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Ken Wheatley wrote:
I was on the Central Line today. I noticed a striking looking woman
get on at, I think, St. Pauls and sit opposite me. At Holborn she got
off. But at she stood up, she looked at me and gave me a great big
smile. 'That's a nice tie' she said, then got off.

Very small, but it just about made my day. No-one had told her it was
mandatory to studiously ignore everyone else on the tube. She actually
acted in a human and pleasant way. Good for her.


But was it, indeed, a nice tie? Maybe she was taking the p*ss ;-)

Went through my mind too. That just proves how cynical we've become.
I'm sure she was genuine.

The tie was, I suppose, not bad. It has white dogs on a navy
background looking a bit like Space Invaders, with each row separated
by some thin lighter blue lines. I think I bought it at Austin Reed at
Stansted when on a trip and I'd forgotten to pack one.

Anyway - don't care if she was taking the **** - still cheered me up.


In any event she was referring to the bloke from Bangkok who was sat next to
you

NER !


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On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 21:10:26 -0000, "Stimpy"
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Ken Wheatley wrote:
I was on the Central Line today. I noticed a striking looking woman
get on at, I think, St. Pauls and sit opposite me. At Holborn she got
off. But at she stood up, she looked at me and gave me a great big
smile. 'That's a nice tie' she said, then got off.

Very small, but it just about made my day. No-one had told her it was
mandatory to studiously ignore everyone else on the tube. She

actually
acted in a human and pleasant way. Good for her.

But was it, indeed, a nice tie? Maybe she was taking the p*ss ;-)

Went through my mind too. That just proves how cynical we've become.
I'm sure she was genuine.

The tie was, I suppose, not bad. It has white dogs on a navy
background looking a bit like Space Invaders, with each row separated
by some thin lighter blue lines. I think I bought it at Austin Reed at
Stansted when on a trip and I'd forgotten to pack one.

Anyway - don't care if she was taking the **** - still cheered me up.


In any event she was referring to the bloke from Bangkok who was sat next

to
you


Ah, but I bet she didn't shake her Tic-Tacs at him.

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Brian
"Not quite an Angel"


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On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 17:22:51 +0000, Ken Wheatley
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I was on the Central Line today. I noticed a striking looking woman
get on at, I think, St. Pauls and sit opposite me. At Holborn she got
off. But at she stood up, she looked at me and gave me a great big
smile. 'That's a nice tie' she said, then got off.

Very small, but it just about made my day. No-one had told her it was
mandatory to studiously ignore everyone else on the tube. She actually
acted in a human and pleasant way. Good for her.


Obviously not "local," then....
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In article , Ken Wheatley
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I was on the Central Line today. I noticed a striking looking woman
get on at, I think, St. Pauls and sit opposite me. At Holborn she got
off. But at she stood up, she looked at me and gave me a great big
smile. 'That's a nice tie' she said, then got off.

Very small, but it just about made my day. No-one had told her it was
mandatory to studiously ignore everyone else on the tube. She actually
acted in a human and pleasant way. Good for her.


Quite!

When I'm guiding in London I usually wear either my "Monopoly Squares"
tie or my "Beck Tube Map" tie. The latter elicits *endless* favourable
comment, I have to say, not only from my passengers but from others
(even including Londoners - gasp!). People seem genuinely to *love*
it.

If only the rest of my wardrobe brought forth reactions like that.......
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Ian Jelf, MITG, Birmingham, UK
Registered "Blue Badge" Tourist Guide for
London & the Heart of England
http://www.bluebadge.demon.co.uk


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