19+1 things London’s taught me so far – By @melinaflp
By Melina Filippidou
19+1 things London’s taught me so far
- A 30-minute-ride distance is a small distance.
- Vinegar is a sauce (apparently).
- There are never enough ways to eat processed pork.
- Sandal weather is boots weather later that same day.
- Clouds that bully you and then chicken out: EITHER RAIN OR GET OUT OF MY FACE.
- When you’re in the tube and your phone’s dead, pick a spot on the floor, pretend it’s telling you something very sad and serious, and stare at it until you hear your stop*.
- *Unless a dog walks in, in which case let your heart melt and act all human again.
- You thing airport security is bad until you try get into a pub on Saturday night.
- If you take the night tube on a weekend night sober, you’re the weirdo.
- If it doesn’t rain, it’ll shower.
- The reason 5 pm is said to be tea time, is probably because all the other hours are owned by beer.
- Waiting for the bus might take less than waiting for the traffic light to turn green.
- The secret pleasure of choosing the right tube carriage so when you get off you can go straight to the exit.
- If you have that sexy London accent, you are allowed to say shitty things more often than the average person.
- “Lollipop ladies” is a completely normal name for a completely legal job.
- You’re not supposed to throw stuff on the street. Unless it’s chicken bones.
- Sorry is another word to say hi.
- If you see a fox on the street, it’s fine. If you see a stray dog, you’re in another city.
- The best English food comes with curry.
- There’s nothing more humble and more beautiful than a multi-ethnic city.