Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Baby born in Subway

I thought it was a nice light story to wake up on my alarm to. A baby was born to the city of Toronto, right on the subway platform! Meanwhile, the trains just kept running as normal. A man donated his shoelace to tie around the baby's umbilical cord, and it was wrapped up in a coat.

I thought I heard something about the baby recieving free public transportation for the rest of her life?

Either way, it's a success story for those births that happen so quickly that you can't make it to the hospital in time. I myself was born in fifteen minutes under a tree at a party. (No joke). My dad cut my umbilical cord with a jackknife and wrapped me in a picnic tablecloth, just like the rustic folk do. Delivering calves and kids is pretty much the same thing.

I see this child as a destined traveller.

12 Comments:

Blogger Jason said...

Yes the TTC commissioner is looking into giving the baby a special metropass for free lifetime use.

Why did I have to get born in a hospital. We all get 'free' health care anyway.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Queen of Ass said...

Very sweet, but I'd rather have the hospital, thanks. I have to get cut open to deliver, so the train? Nah, I don't think so.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Adorable Girlfriend said...

Free subway pass? I am on that.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Lorena said...

i like that 'destined traveler'. well i hope the mommy is doing well. i guess the good thing is that it wasn't a long labor :)

now what would the analogy be for someone born under a tree?? (you) destined climber (yeah i know not that clever :)

3:45 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

lmao at jimmy adn yes the child will receive it....i want subway births too

7:46 PM  
Blogger sirbarrett said...

jimmy -Sweet deal for the babe! Good point about the bad choice of locations to be born. Hospitals are SO unoriginal.

queen of ass -Ok then. It might not be my choice, but giving birth on the train or having my side cut open, hmm, how about not giving birth at all? I like the image and suspense of the brakes squealing though as the head emerges and screams in unison.

adorable girlfriend -Good then. Get me one too.

lorena -don't worry, people who do this are trained for it. That guy with the shoelace? Yeah, professional. I was born at a party, so I guess you could say I was 'born to be wild'

mitzee -oh mitz, have a little more resolution than that now, say: I WILL have subway births!!

8:54 PM  
Blogger GEL said...

Free public transpo? Is that your humor at play? :)

9:55 PM  
Blogger Captain Bee said...

I thought you were going to say the baby was born in a Subway restaurant ('Eat Fresh Mu'fucka!') and I was going to challenge the baby for a duel to the rights for free Subway for the rest of its life.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Jago said...

Man, that's the way to be born - I mean under the tree, not necessarily in a subway

3:49 AM  
Blogger Blackempress said...

Hey that was cute:)
But a hospital is definitely the place..Kids can pick infections from these kinda places too.
Sorry cant leave the med out ..its my life.
was missin u.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Adorable Girlfriend said...

What if I do someone on a subway train and get knocked up? Can I get a free pass and one for the offspring too?

7:53 PM  
Blogger sirbarrett said...

silvermoon -I'm so serious that no one has ever seen me smile. No for real serious though, this actually happened in documented history.

captain bee -That would be scary. I'm trying to wipe images of placenta on ryebread away from my mind. It wasn't quite on the Subway. If everyone wants to get SO technical, it was on the platform. I think you should still give it a challenge though. Stage a protest! You could strap a baby to your chest and say you're not getting off the subway until the baby does.

Jago -oh ya, that was a great day. I can't remember anything before that being quite as good.

blackempress -hospitals are clean, but if babies want an analogy for what they're going through, it's a subway tunnel.

adorable girlfriend -That's an adorable question. However, the only way to find out the answer is to try it out.

8:32 PM  

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