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 Friday, October 01, 2010

District line, Whitechapel-ish (11:30pm, front carriage)

» The gentleman in the padded jacket stares into nothing.
» The bloke in the ribbed top is plugged (via white headphones) into his iPhone.
» The bloke in the grey jersey is plugged (via black headphones) into his iPhone.
» The man in the sweatshirt has his phone lengthways, and is tap-tap-tapping a graphic entity around the screen.
» The lawyer in the suit and unbuttoned white shirt checks his emails whilst listening to some piped music.
» The youth in the stripy top and red neckerchief watches tumbling blocks fall into pixellated spaces.
» The red-coated woman flicks through Marie Claire, then pauses at the Love & Sex section.
» The youth in the fake leather jacket watches a video, possibly a film, it's hard to tell.
» The youth in the genuine leather jacket reads a book with a broken spine (he's about halfway through).
» The lady in the calf-length boots with the capacious handbag enters lengthy strings of text into her phone.
» The man in the marketstall coat is plugged into his favourite tunes, just loud enough for someone else to hear.
» The bald beardy bloke writes in his bright blue spiral-bound notebook with a biro.
» The girl in the red check coat stares into space, then thinks better of it and gets a book out.
» The woolly-hatted adult of indeterminate gender quickly replies to a text now the train's no longer in a tunnel.
» The man in the knitted jacket reads a copy of the Metro that's somehow survived since morning.
» The man beside the man in the knitted jacket reads his Metro over his shoulder.
» The boy in the claret tanktop and the girl in the dark coat actually talk to one another, briefly.
» The bloke in the scarf reads one page, then *swish* another page of his e-book.
» The blogger in the checked shirt scribbles notes around the margin of his newspaper.
» The gentleman in the padded jacket still stares into nothing. Which, in this carriage, makes him unique.

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