What’s with people rushing into trains when doors are closing?
Seriously though… What are the chances? On my train journey today I encountered 2 such instances back-to-back… so it got me thinking why some people do this?
First one was a family rushing to get into the train. They didn’t manage to all get in at first and someone got caught. The door reopened and the train was delayed by 1+min. Just… why? Is waiting 5min for the next train too long for u to risk getting u or ur kids caught by the door?
Second one was an auntie pulling a trolley and rushing to get into the train. The doors were already half closed and it was pretty clear that she couldn’t board in time. She didn’t even attempt to rush in… Still… She insisted, tried to just stroll in (almost nonchalantly), and managed to get her arm caught at the door. She did not even seem surprised so I think that she did this multiple times before. The door reopened and she simply walked in. She didn’t look like she was in a hurry so she could’ve just waited…
There was also that viral ‘life hack’ on tiktok that suggested ppl do just their arms to jam the door open so they can board the train… which is just plain stupid, dangerous and selfish
I simply don’t get why people risk getting caught by the train door and why they can’t simply wait a few more minutes for the next train. They managed to save themselves a few minutes by delayed everyone else on the train and those waiting further down the line so collectively wasted hundreds/thousands of minutes of everyone else’s time.
Feel free to share ur experiences… This seems to be getting more common nowadays… or maybe its just my confirmation bias and me noticing it happening more often after that tiktok