Crowdwish 172 Actioned.

Today’s Crowdwish was ‘I wish people would smile more’.

Fair enough.

The place you’re probably least likely to see a smile is the London Underground - one of the most notoriously miserable places on earth. As Germaine Greer once said: ‘Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.’

It is indeed joyless down there, so we spent the day fixing (impermanently, no damage done) fake signs to the inside of a random selection of tube trains. You can see them below.

These have been done before, so it wasn’t a particularly original idea, but hopefully it will, for some people at least, bring a ghost of a smile if only for a fleeting moment.

Until tomorrow.