The Anonymous Widower

Am I The Only Person Who Feels That Wheelie Cases Should Be Restricted?

I have a vision defect, which means I sometimes miss things low down on the left.

I haven’t flattened a toddler yet, but I’m always on the lookout in case I do.

But I’m getting rather fed up with people who wheel more than one case at the same time.

Several times, I’ve been sent to the ground, as someone has wheeled a case from behind my left side and then turned sharply in front of me.

The latest fad, is that one case isn’t enough, so let’s have more.

I got mixed up with a party of about twelve tourists in Bond Street station, where I was walking at a moderate pace between the Piccadilly and Victoria Lines. One meadow lady twice tried to bump me out of the way.

I did swear!

And then I had my revenge. We all needed to get up a short flight of stairs and I deliberately crossed from left to right twice on the stairs, whilst they were struggling with their heavy cases.

Luckily the stairs and the heavy cases slowed them down and I was able to get my |Victoria Line train.

I do think though, that something should be done to curb the number of heavy cases people take on the Underground.

Regularly, you see people with two and in one case I saw someone with four!

November 5, 2018 - Posted by | Transport | ,


  1. agreed. Get a rucksack.

    Comment by j m | November 5, 2018 | Reply

  2. My late wife and I always travelled light. Her makeup case was the size of a glasses case and she never took shoes with any heels. She was also a size 8 so that helped.

    Now, when I travel, I use a cabin-sized bag with a handle on top. It holds enough for a week and I can carry it in my gammy left hand if needed.

    If say my coat got ripped, I’d buy a new one and throw ithe old one away. Credit cards don’t weigh much!

    Comment by AnonW | November 5, 2018 | Reply

  3. Good morning, my dear sir.
    I follow this blog religiously, which shows me the development of your country and especially of London and its railways.
    As I have visited London four times since I have a daughter there to work (she is Civil Engineer), this article is extremely useful.
    However, it is not about him that I want to speak, but rather about asking him a favor – which I do not know if it will be in the spirit of this blog.
    But here it goes!
    Can you show us how to go about building Google’s HQ?
    Best regards.

    Comment by Antonio Ramos de Carvalho | November 7, 2018 | Reply

  4. Thanks! I’ll go and look at it tomorrow.

    Next time, you’re in London we could meet up and have a coffee!

    Comment by AnonW | November 7, 2018 | Reply

  5. As for coffee … okay, that’s settled!
    However, a Good Christmas, for you and all yours!
    This year, I’m not going to London to spend Christmas, she’s coming here (and with her future husband, I believe)
    Best regards.

    Comment by Antonio Ramos de Carvalho | November 9, 2018 | Reply

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