Would you like to be a train pusher?

15 04 2008

This is the job I want when I grow up. And no, not because it gives you a great opportunity to cop the occasional feel.

Oshiya, or “pusher”, is an informal Japanese term for a worker who stands on the platform of a railway station during the morning and evening rush hours, and pushes people onto the train. This video is a good example of just how crowded it gets on Japanese trains.

Oh man that’s great. I love how the pusher starts shoving the guy in the white coat when he’s nowhere near the door. So awesome. I could totally do that for a living. I’d love my job so much I’d even go above and beyond the call of duty, constantly honing my ability to efficiently get people on the train. I’ve already got a few new proprietary techniques in mind. Namely kicking and pile driving.

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