Body odour on the London underground should be punishable by death.
Or a bath.
As soon as the acrid stench filled my nose (and those of the other sardines packed in the tin with me), the very attractive, tall blonde to my left looked at me and I suddenly realised she may think the niff is coming from me.
Don’t get me wrong here…I’m a happily married man, but that doesn’t mean I’m content with this woman thinking I smell like an armpit.
And it was a STRONG smell; the type that had been fermenting for a long, long time.
So I did what anyone would do in a situation like this, I held my fist under my nose in a theatrical attempt to indicate it WASN’T me. Basically I was miming “Pheeeuw! What is that noxious smell? It’s clearly not me as I’m attempting to mask it. See, I’m very obviously attempting to mask it with my fist and the inside of my jacket, so it’s obviously not me!”
Everyone was shiftily looking around trying to figure out who the culprit was, like some kind of silent game of Cluedo.
Luckily, whenever the train started moving it wafted the fetid stink through the carriage like a stagnant curry fart under a disturbed duvet.
I think it was Professor Pong, on the tube, with the empty can of deodorant.
Or the blonde.