Oh, woe, we'll have to walk

Sep 4, 2007 08:00 · 103 words · 1 minute read

Millions of commuters in London are enduring rush-hour misery as Tube workers continue a 72-hour walkout over pensions and jobs” bleats BBC News, in a sorry-to-the-Daily-Mail-for-stealing-your-subediting-standards kind of way. Which is a prime example of grade inflation in the news world - “misery” is starvation, warfare and clinical depression. “Inconvenience” and “annoyance” is a 72-hour tube strike. I lost patience with my fellow lumpen-commutariat when I heard an indignant woman complaining on her mobile last night - “he said, like, if the tubes weren’t running I had to, like, walk to work, and it’s like, a mile actually. I was just, like, whatever”…