Tuesday, 2 December 2014
more from that time that is no longer called 'winter sales'
A few comedy moments when I was travelling from the seasonal tractor-beam pull of Fopp, back towards Sloane Square.
The nearest tube was Piccadilly Circus.
Neep. Brrpp. Bad decision. The tube was so full of people that no-one could get onto the platforms. Shopper overload from the 'Black Friday and extended Black Long Weekend' (previously known as 'Winter Sales Week').
I was about to retrace my steps towards the exit when I noticed a lone deserted escalator. I'd use a zig-zag route instead, which got me effortlessly to Sloane Square.
But, yikes, here was another collection of shoppers this time intent on reaching Peter Jones, the penguins and the Kings Road.
At least the refuelling reindeer seem to take it all in their stride.