A 32-year-old man from Whitechapel in East London came under fire from fellow commuters yesterday morning, when he began waxing his toes on the platform of Stepney Green tube station.
Toby Dell, a forklift truck engineer from Dock Street, was harangued and jostled by fellow travellers after he removed his shoes and socks and began applying wax strips to his toes.
One perplexed female commuter told The East London Gazette: "Couldn't this man have done this at home before he left? It's disgusting.
"I realise that we all need to wax our toes from time to time. I, myself, do it weekly, but I usually do it on Sunday evenings after a hot bath, which softens the hairs and opens the pores, making removal easier and relatively pain-free."
Mr Dell explained: "I'd bought the waxing strips on my way to work, and I was intending to use them that night, but I couldn't wait.
"I have to say, there was some discomfort and a bit of post-waxing redness, but, on the whole, I was pleased with the product and would certainly buy it again."
This latest incident comes just two weeks after a woman was pushed onto the tracks at Camden High Street station after she was spotted plucking stray hairs from her bikini line while waiting for the 7.32 Northern Line train to London Bridge