We made Siemens great again - "Crash" - Adam Tooze - Summer, Sun, Draught - The intoxicating rise of Apple - The big scandal about the Little Prince - Modernize until the return comes - Nelson Mandelas 100th Birthday stamps: Diplomatic double motive - Meg Ryan: I just wanted to get out of this business! - Lost in Transit - The deep fall of an reformer: Erdogan - The oil will running out - Why Tesla should not be listed at stock exchange - Always full - Jan Ullrich - Walking meetings - Bullshit Jobs - Who can stop the Lira-crash? - At home at the city area - Franziskus in the irish wind - Populists under palm trees - Elon Musk - A crazy guy! - Alibaba makes the cahs unnecessary - More dangerous then Watergate
I am also one of the million people commuting to work every day using public transport. And I am always amazed what conversations I can listen and what people do share so openly in the public. Sometimes I have eye-contact with fellow traveller and we have to smile about the situation. Interestingly those people seem to not realize that sometimes nearly the entire carriage is listening their conversation and vary between curiosity and embarressment. And it´s really great if reception will become bad as the people start then to speak even louder maybe to scream over the distance?
One morning this summer I decided to start my "Tube diary" and share the best conversation I overheard. I will always keep adding them on the top so you can easily follow the updates of my diary.
Thursday, 13th September
"Hello Kate! How are you? .....
I am fine! ....
hmmmm ........ hmmmmm ..... hmmmm
Oh yes, exactly!
hmmmmmm ...............hmmmm ..................................hmmmm
ah ok ...... hmmmmmmmm ..... yah ....
ok good! See you then!"
Monday, 10th September
Today it was not really productive. I had a senior couple sitting in front of me with lot´s of luggages. They obviously returned from their holidays and got at the airport on the tube. Right after the tube took of from the station he made his wife dive deep into the luggages to get the mobile phone out. An oversized version of mobile phones for seniors. He took the glasses on and started to enter the number. I heard someone picking up the phone as he heldt the phone in quite some distance to his ear. With a very strong voice he announced that the are now on the tube towards their home city and that they would be there in 30 minutes. He also made out that they are very late as it took sooo long to get from the airplan to the baggage reclaim and that this took ages. So they missed the first tube and are now running very late.
If you think that would have been enough? No! That was not the case. He continued calling other people leaving messages on voicemails like he would send text messages telling people that they are back from holiday. I heard that they wanted to go to the dance class later this evening and that they need to get dinner before.
His wife was very quiet! She only made out at some point that she would find it great if they could get home first before making further plans. Unfortunately I had to get off the tube and couldnt listen till the end of the story .....
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Brexit - British cabinet approves compromises
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Experts trying to find a way to rescue Thai soccer Team out of the cave
Facebook wants to be friends, fair, change, etc ....
General Electric - The deep fall!
HOT & HOT!!
Izmir - The City of women. Bikini & schnapps = progress!
Jason Priestly - "I would be open for an revival"
Lehman bankruptcy - 10 years ago!
NATO must get faster!
Outsider elected as president in Mexico
Putin & Trump - Cronyism with the Kreml!
Roger Federer, London
SUMMER of 2018!!
Tour de France
Van Bylen - The Belgian at the top of Henkel
Wimbeldon Tennis Winner - Angelique Kerber
Soccer World Championship 2018 in Russia - They finally met!! Donald & Kim - Fraud with blood tests - Woman behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia - Children separated from family at american border - Elections in Turkey - Secondary migration - Disembarkation platform - Asylum seeker - Fiction of non-entry - Anchor Center - Repatriation - Transit Center - Direct rejection - Border regime - Existence issues for Europe - It does not always have to be plastic - The Pope is not afraid of anything - Googles power over the phones - In 5 years we fly through the world - The greenest oil of the world - DAX 40?