With the Queen's Jubilee only just behind us, we thought we were due a rest from forced festivities.
But no. LU has festooned our messrooms with pink Olympic bunting.
Forgive us for not entering into the party spirit about a stressful event that management are hoping will erode our terms and conditions long-term.
Tubeworker can't help but suspect that LU plans more than a party. It's sending a message: don't spoil this great event. Don't make errors, cause delays.....and think very, very carefully before taking action short of strike to defend your terms and conditions.
Well, with RMT's 78% 'yes' vote for action short of strike announced today, LU will need more than a bit of bunting.
In most messrooms, staff are refusing to put this bunting up anyway. Staff have more important things to think about: how to organise to make sure we stick within our agreed hours and conditions during the Games.