Is it a Brown or Purple?
The growing crowd at Belmont anxiously peers south down the tracks for sight of a northbound Purple Line, per usual.
Four or five Browns had already come and gone when a sixth Brown Line train slithers around the sharp curve at the station entry point.
Or is it Purple Line train? The front sign on the train car says Brown. But then the Red Line motorman announces: "A Purple Line train is on the outside track." We passengers at the far south end of Belmont look up and spy a Purple train placard on the car in front of us. We start to board, but some already on board say it's a Brown. We exit like lemmings to the sea. Some on the platform ask: "Is it now a Brown?"
Well it always was a Brown, except for when the motorman said it was a Purple, and when the last car's placard said it was a Purple, and then. ...