That Was a Close One

I came across this video of a Boston subway train almost hitting someone. Thankfully, she’s OK. I’ve watched it at least a dozen times. Perhaps you will, too — at least once or twice.
Here are my observations:

  • It’s a good thing that the old guy has such a big wave.
  • It’s a good thing that the operator of the train was paying enough attention to hit the breaks.
  • It’s a good thing the mechanics kept the brakes in good order. I can’t believe how quickly the train came to a stop.
  • It’s a good thing that she wasn’t down in the station alone. She was saved by the quick response of others.
  • I guess it goes to show you that people still care about others. I have always believed that to be true, but sometimes I look at how isolated we’ve become — myself included — and I think about what might have happened because we’ve conditioned ourselves not to pay attention. That wasn’t the case in Boston’s basement, and I don’t want it to be the case for me, either. What am I about to miss?

    Here‘s the article over at the Detroit Free Press.

    About radamdavidson

    When I'm not blogging, I'm hanging out with my family, pastoring a church, or listening to vinyl. I think and write about Jesus, music, communication, organizational leadership, family whatnot, and cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at, watch [RadCast], a daily 3 minute video devotional, or find me on socials (@radamdavidson). I also help Pastors in their preaching and public speaking (
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