Bonjour Metro

This week the Brussels public transport network is launching a “civility” campaign, encouraging people to be nice, or at least not actively rude, to fellow passengers. As I was standing on the metro platform this morning an announcement informed us that today was “Bonjour Metro” day, and that we should all turn and say “Bonjour” to the person on our left.

Just as the message was finishing, the train pulled up and a fight broke out between a man and a teenage boy, one pushing his way onto the train, the other pushing back, struggling to get out.