another you can't make this story up.

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another you can't make this story up.
Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, December 01, 2017 12:22 PM
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Posted by Overmod on Friday, December 01, 2017 1:57 PM

I'll bet you dollars to donuts this was a woman with those 'ethnic' several-inch-long fingernails/caps.  They would be far too thin to trigger most practical technologies of sensitive transit-car door edge.  

I had a very similar experience on the IRT 1 train years ago when a conductor closed the doors on my wrist with my briefcase still inside the car, at 116th, and took the train out of the station without noticing.  I took the immediately following train to 96th, transferred to the downtown express, and caught the local at 42nd, where the foon had the colossal effrontery to ask me how I could possibly have caught up to his train.  Good thing I'm not a litigious person...

I don't think there will be a particularly good fix for this; perhaps differential-pressure-sensing patches adjacent to the edges that could be banged on to open the door gap an inch or two momentarily?

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