July 19th, 2012

me: ooh!

A little social anthropology for you now that I'm quite obviously pregnant.

Number of times I've boarded a packed Tube train in the past month: 14
Number of times I've been offered a seat: 8
Number of times I've been offered a seat by a female: 6
Number of times I've been offered a seat by a male: 2
Number of times I've been offered a seat by a male native English speaker: 0
Number of times I've been offered a priority seat intended for physically disabled/pregnant passengers: 0
Number of times someone has apologised for not noticing me earlier: 2
Number of times the apologetic person has been female: 2

Dear London, I do love you but you still don't do a great job of accommodating those who are less-than-fully-able-bodied. (Also, my feet are swollen by the end of the day, dammit. I have to walk a minimum of 5 km on my commute and I weigh 14 kg more than I normally do. And yes, I am wearing sensible shoes.)