To say it was a squeeze on the tube would be an understatement. I spent the first half of the journey home pressed up, face to face, so closely to a lovely smiling gentleman that I felt he would be proposing (if not marriage, then perhaps a romantic meal!) and the second half, by complete contrast, spent subtly trying to wipe spittle from my hand which had flown at me from the uncovered mouth of a not so smiley man, who was perfectly able to hold his phone and play games but not cover his diseased mouth! The pictures are of the bottom touching passengers as I entered the train and my hunchback of Notre Dame pose as I curved my spine to fit the door.

I’m now sitting on the DLR and the men opposite and beside me must have massive man parts because they seem entirely incapable of closing their legs, even slightly!!

Relieved to arrive at my destination, I decided to take the stairs, rather than admire someone’s shapely bottom as the escalator slowly ascended. Bad move! At the top of the stairs, a man came to an abrupt stop, turned and sneezed; ON MY HEAD! No word of a lie; he literally turned to face me and sneezed. “Are you ok,” I asked sarcastically. “Yes, are you?”he replied. “No, not really; not with your snot on my head!” He grunted and walked on…

Home now and definitely in need of a bath; perhaps a scalding hot bath, filled with bleach.

And how was your day?



About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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