Keeping “track” of what’s dropped

Jump to the track (photo by Tim Young)

X When you drop something to the track please ask the clerk.

Tim says:

“When” I drop something? It sounds like you think there’s no doubt that I will drop something! And that I will do it on purpose! But if I drop it on purpose, what am I supposed to ask the clerk about? “Excuse me, Clerk, do you see that handkerchief I dropped on the track?” “Yes.” “OK, good.”

Most people don’t drop anything on (not “to”) the track. But if they do, they should tell the platform staff (they are not clerks) that you have dropped something and ask them to pick it up for you.

O If you drop something on the track, please ask the platform staff to pick it up for you.