As I live in a city, I often use mass transit.
The other day I was taking the subway- 4 train to Wall Street stop.
When you exit and enter the subway system, you must pass thru a turnstyle. Traditionally, the turnstyles are waist high. These are convenient and easy to get through, yet they are just as easy to climb over or under, making it very easy to not pay to enter.
To bypass this and make people pay, as they have refurbished some stations, they have put up high turnstyles that can’t be hopped over or ducked under. Alas, scofflaws have still found a way to manipulate these turnstyles and back into the station.
So when I got off at Wall Street I needed to exit via on of these eight foot high turnstyles. To try to thwart people coming in through these, they have made the tension very tight…
So I was trying to push my way to exit and it was REALLY REALLY difficult.
There was a point where I was pretty much stuck in the middle of this turnstyle…(FYI- those who write horror- this is a great way to trap victims)
I am grateful for my Herculean strength, because without it I would never have been able to get through this %^$&* turnstyle…