A fine rain misted London's 5m-odd Tube passengers as they began the long trudge to work during today's 24-hour Tube strike.
Say what you like about the capital's commuters, but at least they retained their sense of humour - on Twitter, anyway, where hundreds made their feelings known.
Here are the best reactions:
The first rule of #TubeStrike: be prepared
The second rule: keep a stiff upper lip
I don't think I can be in more people's personal space even if I tried. #TubeStrike— Rob (@Garvaos) January 9, 2017
It's a true testament to the spirit of Londoners that with the #TubeStrike difficulties people still sit on the outside of empty seats. 😡— Sean Mackin (@seanmackin99) January 9, 2017
Has anyone used the phrase "the last chopper out of saigon" yet? #tubestrike— Shakey (@ShakeyStephens) January 9, 2017
Always make sure you have your story straight
There will be huge commuting one-upmanship on display tomorrow.— Dan (@ThatConnArtist) January 8, 2017
'You walked? I had to take a dolphin at Greenwich.'
If you can, work from home
... or try a different mode of transport
helo London! im here to save you from the #tubestrike! the sky is the limit!— EmirateDangleway (@Dangleway) January 9, 2017
so is greenwich, unfortunately.
There's no point getting your hopes up
I was hoping to see somebody at Shadwell handing out shots of brandy, but no #TubeStrike— Gemma Thomas (@gemma_thomas7) January 9, 2017
Just accept that out-of-towners will gloat
That's they joys of living in the countryside... the only #TubeStrike we get up here is if someone whacks you with a packet of Smarties— Tom (@tomstyleo) January 9, 2017
... but remember to think of others
Spare a thought for the tourists unable to get from Leicester Square to Covent Garden without the Piccadilly line 💔 #TubeStrike— Rupert Monkhouse (@pert1993) January 9, 2017
Try to look for a bright side
TFL single handedly keeping London fit #TubeStrike— Ian Brook (@brooklar) January 9, 2017
2 buses, a mule train, and a magic carpet. Musical theatre waits for no man. #TubeStrike— Frazer Hadfield (@frazerhadfield) January 9, 2017
... because you never know - you might be pleasantly surprised...
Got up extra early to account for my first #TubeStrike , got into Westminster in record time. I feel duped.— Andrew M (@AM_HC) January 9, 2017