In just 2 months, station staff in Tokyo (Japan) recorded up to 950 cases of people dropping their wireless headphones on the train tracks under the management of the JR East branch office. Tokyo. And the numbers show no sign of stopping …
It is not uncommon for customers to listen to music and accidentally drop their headphones on the rails, but many people panic, asking the staff to jump onto the rails to get them. Not to mention the small size of the headphones is also an issue.
Squeeze the break, then die
It is these things that have a lot to do with the work of the station staff. The Tokyo station office came up with the idea of launching a campaign towards the end of the year with the slogan: “They are having trouble finding headphones”.
And yet, they also released a set of photos on the details of finding headphones to help customers, to prove this is not as idle as people think!
Bao found headphones in this pile
Other than finding treasure?
The station attendant will use a long clip to pick up the headphones. For large-sized items such as briefcases, cell phones … it’s simple to pick up, but because the wireless earbuds are too small, it will take a lot of time. They had to stick the tape on the clips or wait for the last train to leave the station before they could get down to the tracks to find it.
Not to mention that there were also a few customers who turned out to eat, forcing the station to pay off because the headphones were broken!
Masakatsu Iijima, the sales manager of the Tokyo station office, also confessed that he had dropped his headphones on the rails and had to ask the staff to look for them.