Last night, I was standing on the tram, holding my umbrella in one hand and holding on to the pole with the other.
I noticed an intriguing pamphlet sticking out of a document holder on the pole near the door. It said in big letters "DID YOU KNOW?"
I let go of the pole with my hand and started to pull it out, trying to get a look at the words underneath.
Suddenly the tram lurched forwards, causing me to fall backwards and hit the glass divider behind me.
The tram stopped again and I gathered myself together. I looked at the pamphlet in my hand.
What was so important and intriguing, I wondered, that the action of reading it had caused me to let go of the pole and fall over?
I held on to the pole firmly and read:
DID YOU KNOW?
...more people hurt themselves on trams than on a trapeze? But why?
...the answer is pretty simple - trapeze artists hold on.
...we care for your safety so
PLEASE HOLD ON WHILE STANDING
and stay safe on the tram.
Beware of Tram Leaflets