I enjoy a nice, crisp, white dress shirt as much as the next guy I guess. I don’t really think about them much other than when I immediately get a stain or mark on them before even getting to work.
That happened to me this morning thanks to the damn rubber gaskets on the subway doors.
Of course, it was all because of a damn baby stroller. I have railed and railed against open baby strollers on the train before, and many of you have said I am being to hard.
Well, first let’s just get the facts straight. The MTA says that strollers are supposed to be folded up and closed when riding the train.
Anyway, the train was somewhat crowded this morning. We came to a stop, and this mother started to get off the train. She got a bit of a late start in her move for the for the door. I was standing near the door, so I took a step out half way onto the platform. I was blocking the door open so she could get off with the stroller.
Just as she got clear of the doors, they started to close. Right into my back.
For the rest of the day, I had a very straight, very neat black line down the left side of my back.