New reason not to lean against the door
The Red Line motorman chastised his riders:
"Do not lean against the doors. You do not have protection. Do not lean against the doors on this trip."
Huh? What "protection"? I've never heard that reason for not leaning against the doors. In fact, I've never heard ANY reason for not leaning against the doors. Just the straight-up command not to do it.
Plus, it was funny he added "on this trip." Like, maybe it's OK to do it on your next trip, presumably when he's not behind the controls.
I know the implied reason for no leaning is that the doors might accidentally fly open en route, depositing you on the tracks, third rail, street below, or even in the river, depending on your current location.
But the "protection" and "this trip" comments did make me scratch my head -- and laugh.