Please don’t try this: A Dutch man’s handy transit card fix
Is your commute just too complicated? Consider the extreme measures â€” or gaspÂ maybe donâ€™t â€” one Dutch public transit rider went to to make it easier to pass through a metro turnstile.
According to the Mirror, Tom van Oudenaarden, the 37-year-old owner of a body piercing studio, allowed someone to implant the chip from an Oyster transit card in his hand, enabling him to use it to get through security gates sans plastic.
â€œThey had to cut open my skin and make a hole under it that would fit a silicon disk of 1.4 inch wide by 0.3 inch deep,â€ he told the paper. “In the silicon disk we then placed the chip of the public transport card. It took seven stitches, so it hurt quite a bit but it was worth it.”
Hmm, sounds real nice and all, but I’d rather skip surgery and fumble for my Clipper card. I mean, right?
Photo by London Chow