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 | Travel | ,

5 Comments »

  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.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5104381/Google-calls-UK-great-home-announces-1bn-HQ.html

    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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