6 December 2014, Saturday
When you give instructions, better be sure to cover all perspectives!
Back in the days when Singapore MRT stations’ train platforms did not have glass walls for safety, the automated announcement would ask people to “Please stand behind the yellow line” whenever a train is about to pull into the station? Today, with the glass walls erected, they’ve done away with the announcement, but the yellow lines remain.
The Story Trigger
9:03am. Buona Vista MRT Station. Waiting for train, taking A2 and A3 to a one-off Scuba Diving for Kids workshop.
My Mr Smarty Pants A3 tells me with a straight face, “Stand behind the yellow line.”
For those who still don’t catch the drift … Which side of the yellow line is behind?