Let’s be honest, there isn’t a much more miserable place in the capital than the Northern Line, a more uncomfortable place than the Piccadilly Line. Actually, there isn't a more anti-social place than the London Underground than the Tube. For a short duration every day, people are condemned to hell on earth all united under the same intention: to escape this fiery inferno, reclaim their personal space and to erase all memory of the awkward encounters they had. There is a lot of mutual dislike, resentment and notoriously glum faces.
A tough crowd, for sure. But that hasn't deterred Christmas elves from attempting from spreading some festive joy around London this week by hanging mistletoe on the Northern and Victoria line in a bid to break one of the unwritten rules of London life and crack a few smiles and interactions on the unfriendliest mode of transport.
mistletoeonthetube.co.uk, has been set up to encourage Londoners to share photos of their festive commutes, using the hashtag #MistleTube.
Of course, mistletoe has the potential to make an already undesriable situation even more so. But it also provides the perfect opporunity to break the ice with fellow human beings and dare we say it, actually interact!
And so far, the mistletoe mission has been a resounding success. Either way, it's funny to watch two awkward businessmen avoid the hanging branch like the plague! 'Tis the season to be jolly, after all!
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