Blitz spirit ....
Fine example of it on London Underground westbound out of the city last night.
Making our way home - it was about 11.30pm - the lights suddenly went out and the train ground to a halt. We sat there for nearly an hour and a half in the dark - with various updates from the driver: "power failure" "I can't do anything till the signalman tells me to" " don't try and jump out of the train because they might put the power back on and you'd disappear in a puff of smoke" - that sort of thing. The train was pretty crowded. One man tried to jump out but couldn't scale the wall on either side of the tracks, so he got back on . But no-one got bad-tempered even though frustration was clearly building up as the minutes ticked by.
Makes you proud doesn't it?!
Best moment: Driver: " If anyone feels the need for er..er... please make your way to the last carriage where you can relieve yourself out of the back door".
Please don't try this in daylight.