Londoners have been rocked this week by news that they are not at the centre of the universe.
The controversial and unproven statement was spurred on by news of a second Tube strike in as many months, which is set to make national headlines as the 87% of UK residents who live outside London brace for a bombardment of news they don't care about.
"Why should we bloody care if they can't get to work?" Yorkshireman Barry Surname said to a stranger down the pub. "Bloody Londoners think they're the centre of the universe but they're not. It's just getting bloody boring."
Union workers are set to strike all day on 6 August, causing commuters a small amount of extra hassle during their journey to work. Some of the worst hit are actually expected to walk.