4. When the Oyster card of the person in front fails but you scan yours too quickly, so they get through and you get trapped by the barrier.
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5. When you see someone you don’t want to talk to so you hide for the rest of the journey.
7. When you panic and think you’re about to miss your stop so you scramble to the door and jump off, only to realise it’s not your stop.
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8. When two overly polite people insist the other takes the last seat.
9. When you don’t know if a woman is pregnant or not.
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11. When you run for the tube but don’t make it before the doors close.
12. Or, even worse, when you sprint to a tube that’s sat on the platform and smugly jump on only to realise it’s being held there for the next five minutes.
13. Or worse still, when you see a tube waiting on the platform so run and make it on just before the doors close before realising you’re going in the wrong direction.
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14. Being one of only two people left in a carriage and trying to avoid eye contact.
15. When there are loads of free seats but someone sits right next to you.
16. When your hand is on the handrail and someone leans against it so that you’re trapped forever.
17. When the tube slows down so you get up thinking it’s about to reach your stop, only for it to speed up again making you look like a douche.