David Thorpe begins reading `Journeys of an Underground Philosopher', a wryly intelligent quest for value and meaning in life by Christopher Ross, a part-time station assistant at Oxford Circus.
Abridged by Jill Waters
He discusses how to soothe irate customers and assault awareness strategies.
He discusses time and motion, and the commuter's warped perception of both.
In this extract, tube passengers and their companions feature alongside the art and ethics of skiving.
In this final extract, life lessons and how not to let off steam.