You Can Trim Your Toenails on the MRT

(My wife says that the pic below looks like she's just adjusting her shoe, so here's the close-up.)

I saw this billboard at the NTU Hospital MRT Stop. It advises Grandma not to attempt a crossing if she's on a highway. Instead, she should wait until the next morning and find a street with a crosswalk. I've been living in Taiwan long enough to know that this is probably not going to work. Crosswalks in Taiwan are purely decorative.

I've seen some pretty weird stuff on Taipei's MRT; this is about as weird as it gets. This woman is trimming her toenails at Wanlong Station. Nothing fazes her. She continues to trim away, even when a teenager sat down next to her.

1 comment:

Prince Roy said...


It was nice meeting you Saturday. You should meet up with us at The Taiwan Beer Factory one of these Friday nights.