A train conductor in Tokyo today accurately confirmed that a pigeon flew through the station by pointing at it.
“It’s imperative that we are always pointing to confirm things,” said the stationmaster.
Train conductors point to an average of about seventy things per hour to ensure the train timetable is on schedule and the safety of passengers.
The train conductor has been commended for his quick thinking and ‘point-confirming’ the unexpected happening.
Local government officials have praised the man’s actions that could have saved countless lives.
“Pointing accounts for about half of what we do on the job, if you can’t point you can’t conduct trains,” said the train conductor.
“I don’t see myself as some sort of hero, I was simply pointing at yet another object on the job.”