In other words . . . “Sorry for the delay”


Steve and I are just back from London for a long weekend of visiting family, art and taking public transport.  This poster caught my eye on the Jubilee line out to Waterloo Train Station.  Tongue in cheek, I said that Tube workers should remind us to chill out and stop and smell the daisies when the going gets slow on the Underground.   Well, this is exactly the intention of a little booklet produced by artist Jeremy Deller called ‘What is the city but the people?‘  Drivers and platform staff are encouraged to use quotes in their daily communication with customers.  I like it.  Who knows?  Maybe the next time you’re stuck in a stationary carriage due to signalling problems, seething with despair, you’ll be comforted by some driver-philosopher quoting Goethe or Gandhi.


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