Next stop, Whoville!

Metro-North Railroad Assistant Conductor Thomas Yuen watches passengers boarding his New Haven Line train. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / J.P. Chan

Metropolitan Transportation Authority / J.P. Chan

The first book I ever read (according to Mom) was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.  You know how it goes…

Do you like
green eggs and ham
I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.

And, it came to mind the other night as I sat on a 5:53 Hudson Line train and the conductor (not seen the picture) came on the loud speaker.

This is Peekskill.  What your step! Don’t take a spill.  The platform is slippery.  This is Peekskill.

I didn’t think much of it.  But, then it happened again.

Garrison.

Cadets on the hop, time to get up, this is your stop!

For the regular train rider, it brought a change to the routine that can be quite routine.  Board, ride, and depart.  Board, ride, and depart.  So, thank you rhyming conductor. You made me smile, at least for awhile.

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