I Want To Be A Pusher When I Grow Up

April 14, 2008

This is the job I want when I grow up. And no, not because it gives you a great opportunity to cop the occasional feel.

Oshiya, or "pusher", is an informal Japanese term for a worker who stands on the platform of a railway station during the morning and evening rush hours, and pushes people onto the train. This video is a good example of just how crowded it gets on Japanese trains.

Oh man that's great. I love how the pusher starts shoving the guy in the white coat when he's nowhere near the door. So awesome. I could totally do that for a living. I'd love my job so much I'd even go above and beyond the call of duty, constantly honing my ability to efficiently get people on the train. I've already got a few new proprietary techniques in mind. Namely kicking and pile driving.


Thanks to Robin, who would make the best pusher sidekick ever, for the tip

  • Christian

    Having lived in Tokyo for a couple of years myself, this blog entry here is one of my all time favorites here on geekologie. Unfortunately, the video seems to have been removed from youtube. This one here might serve as a good alternative: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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