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Are lots of Londoners wearing masks on the tube then?

(15 Posts)
thegrammerpolice Tue 21-Jul-09 12:33:36

I haven't been on the tube for the last couple of weeks. A friend reckons he's seen more people wearing masks - is this true. Am a bit hmm as unless people are pregnant isn't it a bit OTT given masks might not work anyway?

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 21-Jul-09 12:34:27

Was on the tube yesterday from S Wimbledon to Euston (and back) and didn't see anyone wearing masks.

Ewe Tue 21-Jul-09 12:42:50

I have seen more people with masks over last few days, couple of big groups of tourists with them, a pregnant lady and a couple of men.

I'm sure I heard they don't make much of a difference but if it makes people feel happier about travelling then why not.

mumof2222222222222222boys Tue 21-Jul-09 12:44:18

Not see anyone and I spend almost an hour on the tube each day.

cheesesarnie Tue 21-Jul-09 12:45:07

sister lives in hatton gardens and says seen a few masks.

MovingOutOfBlighty Tue 21-Jul-09 12:45:33

Pointless anyway. With the cheaper ones The water vapour from your breath renders them useless after about 15 mins anyway.

Lilymaid Tue 21-Jul-09 12:51:35

On Circle Line this morning - no one wearing a mask.

babyOcho Tue 21-Jul-09 12:55:59

I saw a man driving a car with a mask on.

babyOcho Tue 21-Jul-09 12:56:16

He was the only person in the car...

AnnieOneForTennis Tue 21-Jul-09 12:58:23

No masks on the Piccadilly Line. I got a few furtive looks when I had a sneezing fit though (controlled!)

AnnieOneForTennis Tue 21-Jul-09 12:58:48

Lol at babyOcho!

Elibean Tue 21-Jul-09 13:12:55

I think you can get expensive ones that filter out viral particles and last longer, but the paper ones are pretty much useless.

grin at the man in the car...unless he has swine flu, and is avoiding spraying his own steering wheel with germs in a car-club vehicle? <fantasises wildly in attempt to understand man in car with mask>

thegrammerpolice Tue 21-Jul-09 13:27:27

Or he had really bad zits and was pretending he was concerned about SF as an excuse to cover them up?

BettyandZorg Tue 21-Jul-09 13:29:51

No. Haven't seen one, am on the tube for an hour a day.

Lanky Tue 21-Jul-09 13:33:59

only the gazillions of exchange students who take up entire carriages of my train (overground) wear masks

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