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19 Things All London Commuters Find Mildly Thrilling

The tube doors opened in front of me. I am the chosen one.

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1. When a train approaches the moment you reach the platform.

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2. When you make it through the tube doors just in time and you feel like you're in a movie.

Jumping on the tube just before the doors shut is the closest to being James Bond my life is ever going to get

A movie that involves spending 20 minutes on the Bakerloo line.

3. When you have a travelcard and the person at the station gates is happy for you to just wave it past them.

4. When the tube doors open right in front of you.

When the tube stops and the doors open right where you're standing and it feels like deliverance. step solemnly, humbly aboard.

"I must make a note of this day, for it is the day I was truly blessed."

5. When the tube looks packed but against all odds you manage to squeeze your way into the carriage.

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6. When you manage to get a seat for the entire duration of your journey.

When you get a seat on a packed tube

7. And nobody's standing in front of you, so you don't accidentally make eye contact with anyone's junk.

8. When you get off the tube and you're right by the bit that takes you to the station exit.

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9. When you get on an empty train because everyone got on the one before.

10. And at that moment in time, it's like you own the carriage.

11. When you have a clear path to the escalators.

12. When nobody is in front of you at the station gates so you can quickly tap your Oyster card through and be on your way.

13. When you have more money on your Oyster card than you anticipated.

14. When there is a dog on the tube.

"Stay calm, just play it cool, play it –OH MY GOD THERE'S A DOG ON THE TRAIN. IT'S ON THE TUBE LIKE A PERSON."
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"Stay calm, just play it cool, play it –OH MY GOD THERE'S A DOG ON THE TRAIN. IT'S ON THE TUBE LIKE A PERSON."

15. Especially when it sits on a seat, like a little commuter.

16. When you fall asleep for a bit but still wake up before you reach your stop.

Fell asleep on the Tube today for 40 minutes and woke up right when I got to my stop. Life is good.

17. When you're facing the right doors for when you need to get off at your stop.

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18. When your phone automatically connects to the Wi-Fi.

Wifi on the tube is the best thing to happen to London ever

19. And when someone offers you their seat.

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Thank you, kind stranger. Thank you.