To add insult to injury, as the powers in charge raise the price of our tickets, when we do see any of this money going to improving the service, rather than inflating already swollen salaries, it goes to things like the "modernisation of Shepherd's Bush Station" (Central Line). For this privilege, we just have to do without the station for most of the year.
Here's a little hint: we don't want more space age stations, we want you to splash out on some new light bulbs to fix the signal failures. In short: make our trains run on time and more frequently; don't just give us a nicer place to wait when it all goes wrong.
Out of spite, I thought I'd keep track of how much of my time the tube wastes. To do this, I'm comparing the published average journey times for any given journey I take each day with the ACTUAL time the journey takes (I'll repeat any and all excuses given for delays, or else my own explanations when no official ones are given). The difference in the two is the time of mine that has been wasted.
I'll keep a running tally of this time and how much that would equate to had I been free to use it to provide my professional services (at a current rate of GBP150 per hour) had I not been stuck in a hole in the ground. And I'll send my invoice to TFL at the end of the year. Ha.