A new campaign has been launched by a mystery source which encourages commuters and general underground travellers to be a little bit more social.
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As part of the campaign named ‘Tube Chat’, hundreds of badges have been produced and handed out to people in order to promote more general chatting on the tube. The badge comes with a piece of card that says:
Have a chat with your fellow travellers. Wear this badge to let others know you’re interested. You’ll benefit from a daily chat. Start using it today!
However, the only thing it seems to have promoted is the searing hatred and bitterness that lies within all Londoners. Commuters were pretty quick to express their disdain for the idea:
— Al McCartney (@almccrtny) September 29, 2016
Some irresponsible fool trying to undermine the fabric of society by encouraging talking on the London Underground https://t.co/kg2mBaOGoD
— Vaughan Bell (@vaughanbell) September 29, 2016
My #tube_chat thoughts, in three tweets:
1. People would prefer a "Do Not Disturb" sign pic.twitter.com/Igh8YsPGKJ
— Robert Perry (Pez) (@pez_sez) September 29, 2016
What is this monstrosity?! This is too much. Make it stop. Say no to #tube_chat https://t.co/AWKmhWQ8MJ
— Glitterish Allsorts (@GlitteryAllsort) September 28, 2016
Transport for London has denied being behind ‘Tube Chat’. Obviously it wasn’t them because whoever did this clearly does not know Londoners at all. Trust me, I’m one of them and all I want to do when I get on the sweaty deathtrap that is the Central Line is keep my head down and pray to God I don’t make eye contact with anyone. The last thing anyone’s going to want to do on their dreaded morning commute is wear some fucking badge and start chatting to a stranger about absolute bullshit. Worst. Idea. Ever.
It’s nearly as stupid as these guys who planted mistletoe on the London underground. Guess how that turned out?