Timing is everything, especially when it comes to wet paint. For example don't paint your new apartment when the movers are delivering furniture. Don't paint your toenails right before trying on new shoes. And whatever you do, don't paint the New York subway platform during rush hour.
Twitter user @boshj noticed that's exactly what happened Wednesday in Brooklyn and the resulting mess is exactly what a rational person could guess would happen.
someone just put down a fresh coat of yellow paint on the subway platform edge....... at 9:30 on a wednesday mornin… https://t.co/doi959HihO— bosh (@bosh) 1524663141.0
That certainly didn't take long.
update: the results have been as expected https://t.co/PADIfLNylq— bosh (@bosh) 1524663594.0
Others were quick to notice.
@boshj There are indeed yellow footprints on my subway. #cuomosmta https://t.co/h4wAw2GnuS— ishanee (@ishanee) 1524664756.0
@boshj asked the question on everyone's mind.
@brooklyn11211 i genuinely want to know how something like this ends up happening. surely someone, at some point, t… https://t.co/v0ZFuYdVyu— bosh (@bosh) 1524665051.0
Twitter certainly had some thoughts on that topic.
@boshj @brooklyn11211 I’m guessing a transit union that guarantees time and a half to night workers and an administ… https://t.co/tdKzsMrSWD— Endless Shrimp (@Endless Shrimp) 1524669343.0
@boshj @brooklyn11211 I experienced this with stairway railings during the evening rush a few years back. I assume… https://t.co/IYmM8958aY— Alex K (@Alex K) 1524668404.0
@boshj @brooklyn11211 Never underestimate the value & power of comic relief. https://t.co/XreEYPOWRQ— Lisa Suhay (@Lisa Suhay) 1524675227.0
Don't worry, New York City 311 was on it.
@harrisonmarkey @MTA @NYCTSubway @boshj Thank you for your DM, the picture and for bringing this matter to our atte… https://t.co/BKgvYWy25Z— New York City 311 (@New York City 311) 1524668661.0
No way were people falling for the ol' "Direct Message" route.
@nyc311 @harrisonmarkey @MTA @NYCTSubway @boshj Oh, no. We ALL want the answer.— (C)attorney At Law (@(C)attorney At Law) 1524693561.0
@nyc311 @harrisonmarkey @MTA @NYCTSubway @boshj No. No. No. Respond so we can all see. I'm in CA where we don't emb… https://t.co/uPwSuD3ujv— Persisterhood (@Persisterhood) 1524710714.0
@nyc311 @harrisonmarkey @MTA @NYCTSubway @boshj Don’t be shy. Tell all of us the thinking behind the plan— Liz H G ⛄️ (@Liz H G ⛄️) 1524686586.0
But just in case the MTA failed, Safety Floor Tape figured they could drum up some business.
@boshj @nyc311 @harrisonmarkey @MTA @NYCTSubway Maybe they should use a heavy duty safety tape? #MightyLine https://t.co/MQ9uKMcLdS— Safety Floor Tape (@Safety Floor Tape) 1524695354.0
Of course when it comes down to it, Johnny Utah Is A Cop, is probably speaking the real truth here.
H/T: Twitter Moments