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People who grab their hand luggage before evacuating a burning plane

“Cuh. Always the same, isn’t it?” “I beg your pardon?” “The second the plane stops and everyone’s on their feet to grab their hand luggage. I mean the doors aren’t even open yet!” “Ha, yes it’s silly isn’t it? Although

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People who grab their hand luggage before evacuating a burning plane

“Cuh. Always the same, isn’t it?” “I beg your pardon?” “The second the plane stops and everyone’s on their feet to grab their hand luggage. I mean the doors aren’t even open yet!” “Ha, yes it’s silly isn’t it? Although

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People who lean against the poles on tube trains

I’m not a tall man. Those loops of plastic dangling from the tube train’s upper extremities are just about within reach, but the act of grasping one at full stretch is not a comfortable one; indeed it feels more like

People who lean against the poles on tube trains

I’m not a tall man. Those loops of plastic dangling from the tube train’s upper extremities are just about within reach, but the act of grasping one at full stretch is not a comfortable one; indeed it feels more like

Posh people celebrating

So it’s the final day of Wimbledon. For people like me, who like watching quality tennis, it is a good day. Two athletes – a smug Swiss and a superhuman Serbian – hitting unerringly accurate shots with such ferocity you can only

Posh people celebrating

So it’s the final day of Wimbledon. For people like me, who like watching quality tennis, it is a good day. Two athletes – a smug Swiss and a superhuman Serbian – hitting unerringly accurate shots with such ferocity you can only

People queuing at the gate before getting on their plane

I’m not including budget flights here, where there is certainly an advantage to getting on the plane as early as possible in order to get a decent seat or to ensure you’re sitting next to anyone you’re travelling with. No,

People queuing at the gate before getting on their plane

I’m not including budget flights here, where there is certainly an advantage to getting on the plane as early as possible in order to get a decent seat or to ensure you’re sitting next to anyone you’re travelling with. No,

Audiences clapping along to music

Hello, how are you? (Don’t answer that out loud – I can’t hear you) Well, it’s been a while. Between Christmas infiltrating my life with its tinselly tendrils, and my place of employ working me harder than a ex-Radio 1

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Audiences clapping along to music

Hello, how are you? (Don’t answer that out loud – I can’t hear you) Well, it’s been a while. Between Christmas infiltrating my life with its tinselly tendrils, and my place of employ working me harder than a ex-Radio 1

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The 3-month build-up to Christmas

Apologies for the recent lack of blogging, but I’ve been doing the kind of hours at work that have made my family suspect I may be doing a bit of sweat shopping on the side. And I’m not the only

The 3-month build-up to Christmas

Apologies for the recent lack of blogging, but I’ve been doing the kind of hours at work that have made my family suspect I may be doing a bit of sweat shopping on the side. And I’m not the only

Drivers who expect thanks for stopping at a zebra crossing

If I’m in a car trying to get out of a side road, and another car slows to let me out, I thank them by raising a hand. They didn’t have to do it after all, so I want to

Drivers who expect thanks for stopping at a zebra crossing

If I’m in a car trying to get out of a side road, and another car slows to let me out, I thank them by raising a hand. They didn’t have to do it after all, so I want to