If you frequently ride the train, chances are you’ve gotten used to delays, noise, and all other inconveniences. Overcrowded trains? You’ve probably endured that, too, just so you can commute from place to place without spending much.
As it appears, people in Japan aren’t experiencing the same hassles that we encounter everyday – especially that thing about delays. This has been proven by a recent news report where a railyway company issued a public apology after one of their trains left 25 seconds earlier than schedule.
Yes, folks, you read that right – the train company apologized for leaving a few seconds too early.
According to SoraNews24, the mishap happened last May 11, 2018 when the 12-car train left the Notogawa Station for Nishi-Akashi at 7:11:35 instead of 7:12:00.
Apparently, a few passengers were left behind.
Train company West Japan Railways (also known as JR West) later issued a statement, apologizing since it was said that a few of their customers didn’t make it because of the early departure.
The statement said:
“The great inconvenience we placed upon our customers was truly inexcusable.
“We will be thoroughly evaluating our conduct and striving to keep such an incident from occurring again.”
Punctuality is very important in Japan.
Because the train left early, passengers who were left behind would have to wait for 6 minutes so they can take the next train.
This may seem like a minor hassle for most of us but yes, this is a big deal in Japan, especially because they value punctuality very much.
That’s why the management apologized sincerely, admitting that their crew “did not sufficiently check the departure time and performed the departure operation.”
We do not doubt the world will be a better place if everyone only valued and respected time as much as the Japanese do!
Woman’s Unique “Baby Gender Reveal” Photo Shoot Is The Best Thing EVER!
Now that’s a plot twist no one saw coming!
Baby gender reveal announcements are always exciting – and this woman may have probably come up with the most creative one ever. In fact, everyone Joy Stone’s photo shoot and it eventually went viral on social media.
What makes this ‘gender reveal’ special, you ask? Well you need to check out the adorable images below.
Joy Stone contacted her photographer friend Carlye Allen for a ‘baby reveal’ photo shoot.
Old Woman’s Life Saved By ‘Words With Friends’ Game App
Thanks to the game, this woman is still alive!
While Words With Friends is definitely one great game to kill time, a family in California considers it as more than just a form of entertainment but also as a way to keep the mind active. More than that, the family claims that if not for the game, they would have already lost a loved one.
The family of a 90-year old mother from Northern California, Miyoko Saiki, is grateful for Words With Friends for saving her life. As the family’s matriarch has been addicted to the word app game for the past few years, usually playing it with her children, her son could not help but wonder why she was not able to make her move in the game one morning.
After all, Saiki usually starts the game early in the morning, just before her son Ken leaves for work at 7 in the morning....
Woman Films Mysterious ‘Secret Admirer’ That’s Been Bringing Her Flowers
She didn’t see that coming.
Getting flowers every day from a "secret admirer" would no doubt be a highlight of a woman's day. It was indeed Rosie's. She's been getting presents every day but it wasn't from who she thought it would be.
Rosie from UK got pink flowers every day since early Spring. She had no idea who was behind this. She first though it was just the wind blowing the flowers on her terrace.