'Seen and Heard on the T'
We've all got stories of things we've seen and heard on the T. Share them with your neighbors here.
Flip through the gallery to see what other riders are seeing and hearing on the T.
It's easy to add your own photos or videos too. Just click the big "Upload Photos and Videos" button at the top left. Be sure to add a caption saying which line you were riding and a description of your photo or video.
An Explanation of "Seen & Heard on the T"
The T is one of my favorite places. Really. You get an unmatched cross-section of humanity. And you often see and hear some funny things. The kinds of things that, when you get to work, you have to tell people about.
"The woman across from me on the T this morning was clipping her toenails."
That sort of thing. (I've seen nails being clipped several times while on the Orange Line, by the way.)
Our new feature, "Seen and Heard on the T" will collect these bits of urban life so they reach a wider audience.
It's easy to share your stories, photos and videos. Here are a few ways:
- Tell a story in the comment section below
- Add a pic or video using the "Upload Photos and Videos" button
- "Like" the Facebook page for this project and share your stories there
- Add the hashtag #seenandheardontheT to any Tweet or Twitpic
- Email me at email@example.com
I'll also patrol the Internets looking for items and gather them here. For instance—In May, a Twitter user got a photo of a Transit Police officer napping.
One note: Regrettably, a lot of the funniest stuff that you see and hear on the T isn't family-friendly. You can let us know folks were cursing in an anectdote, but please don't provide an exact transcript.
Here's an example from this Monday around 4:30 p.m. I was walking through the lower busway at Forest Hills:
Angry mother, to homeless woman: "Keep standing over here, cursing in front of my daughter. Keep [bleeping] doing it."
We'll regularly highlight items from the project on all the Patches in Boston. So keep your eyes and ears open, keep your smart phones handy, and share the weird stuff you see and hear on the T.