24 Nov '15, 11pm

ST forum writer says not safe to sew on MRT, Internet offers snarky smackdown:

ST forum writer says not safe to sew on MRT, Internet offers snarky smackdown:

Recently, I came across a young woman working on a piece of cross-stitch embroidery inside an SMRT train. She sat forward with a gap between her and the back of her seat, perhaps to facilitate the flow of her needlework movements. The embroidery floss running through the needle was about 45cm long. I suggested to the woman that it could be dangerous to sew inside the confines of a moving MRT train. She replied that she had been sewing while riding in MRT trains for a long time and returned to her task. There were commuters seated on both sides of her. While the train was relatively empty during the off-peak hour, sewing is not a safe activity to pursue inside a train that is travelling. At times, MRT trains lurch when moving or halting. If the woman is pulling the needle in an upward movement and is caught unexpectedly by a sudden staggering of the train, an involuntary je...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/11/st-forum-writer-says-not-saf...

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