Five minutes later when the train started moving, one of them walked over and said "Excuse me, is it okay if I open a window?" the politeness of which kind of took me by surprise. "Yes, that's fine" I replied, at which point he opened the window, sat back down and then rolled and lit a cigarette which they smoked between them, peppering their conversation with enough expletives to make sure that it was known that they were indeed truly 'ard as nails.
But how funny that they should ask me if it was okay to open the window, letting in fresh air, but not ask me if I minded them smoking? Oo I bet their Mums would go spare. Where are their manners!
I think they might need a little more practice at being rebels - bless.