Apparently, according to the MTA, the biggest problem facing New Yorkers is NOT the rising costs, the decrease in service, the unpredictability of the trains, higher cost and less service. It’s people getting hit by trains.
People. Getting hit. By trains.
Something that usually only happens of one’s own volition, or due to complete human stupidity.
As a result, we are being bombarded by informative suggestions over the P.A. systems on trains and in stations to “avoid the edge of the platform” and “if you drop something onto the tracks, leave it.” Well, duh.
If you guessed “holding the doors,” then, you would be right. At least, according to my train conductor this evening:
It is in violation to hold the doors of the train while the train is in the station.
That means do not put your feet, hands, packages,
children, pets, or grandparents in the doors.
We’re trying to get you where you’re going three minutes sooner.
Thank you for your attention to this very important matter:
consideration for others.”
Thanks for the consideration.