We recently featured some video on the white-gloved employees in Japan whose job it is to shove people into packed subways. Someone–OK, TJ’s dad–just sent a second video of the above, and this one’s even better.
I love how the pushers initially start scanning the mass of humankind for their angles and points of leverage; they look like hockey referees waiting for the right opportunity to separate two giant Canucks ensconced in a five-minute major.
I love how the human overspill spreads several feet onto the platform, yet the men still know there’s a way to get everyone in.
I love how no one complains as they’re being violently shoved; while the clip has full audio, you don’t hear a peep of complaint, though I’m pretty sure you can hear the guy in the tan overcoat’s spine get rearranged.