Nothing beats the feeling of sweat running down your leg while you stand perfectly still on the train platform.
And how about those train cars you walk into without air conditioning. It’s like walking into an oven.
At first you get in the heat car and you’re a little shocked. Then you think to yourself, quick…switch cars! Just then, the doors close. Damn.
“Well, this isn’t too bad,” you think to yourself.
Then the panic sets in. All you can think about is the mad dash you are going to make at the very next stop.
Finally, the train gets to the next stop, and you bolt out. Hopefully you are spry enough to make it to the next car before the doors close again.
The natives are getting restless folks. In 3 separate incidents, people found themselves under subway trains.
SUWBAYblogger assumes that they were suicide attempts unless other information is available. Why? Isn’t that cold? Well maybe, but there’s good reason.
The media would report if someone were pushed onto the tracks. That would be a big story. If someone had a heart attack and fell accidentally, that would be reported too, but probably not as big.
Suicides, however, are very rarely reported (if ever) due to fear of the mentally unstable that my copy-cat the act. So when people end up on the tracks, and then you never hear anything about it, it was probably a suicide.
Anyway, there was one incident this morning around 3:45AM at the Beverly Rd Q train station in Brooklyn. Emergency workers arrived on the scene, but the person was already dead.
Then around 8:30AM, there was another jumper. This time it was on the uptown 4 train platform at Union Square. No word on that one, but going to assume there was a death there.
Then just a couple hours ago on the F line at Delancey Street, another person was “confirmed” to be pinned under a train. The patient was removed in an unknown condition.
So yeah, it’s getting pretty crazy. Next full moon, I’m just staying home.