Subway conductors in New York City are required to point at a black and white board at every stop, on every train, on every route. It’s kind of silly, but they have to.
It has a purpose, although it may seem awfully inane. The striped black and white board is located at the middle point of every stop and when the conductor can lay eyes on the sign, it means that the train has fully arrived on the platform. (Interestingly enough, we discovered that this odd safety practice actually originated in Japan.)
All this pointing must be a little lonely, loud and has pretty much zero in terms of offering human contact. So a group of cheeky people got together to offer a bit of appreciation for their work.
Standing under those black and white boards, the group held up signs saying, “Point if you are not wearing pants right now,” and “Point if you are dead sexy.” Other grin-inducing signs include “Point if NYC is the greatest city in the world,” and, “Point if you still love Thomas the Tank Engine.”
Not necessarily a conventional way to say thank you, but we’re guessing it meant a lot to those conductors. Now we’re going to point you to the video to watch – it’ll make you smile too.
Point if you love making others feel good!