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Old 01 September 2008, 03:19 PM
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It's a cute story but not very likely. For a start, it requires the elderly lady to remain silent, incident after incident. Then it requires the Porters to notice her each and every time, but only at the last possible moment. (Otherwise, they would see that the lady hadn't been on the platform previously and hence more likely to be trying to leave) It also requires all other passengers to not bother trying to assist the lady or remonstrating with the porters for pushing someone so obviously frail looking.

It's an interesting story as it seems to play on the notion of the elderly being helpless, utterly passive and rather slow.
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