Un-fun fun fact: Union Station police once acted as PDA police

Today I found myself on an RTD webpage titled “Facts: Current, historic and fun.”

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Denver's Union Station

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You don't have to go home, but you can't kiss here. Denver's Union Station. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Today I found myself on an RTD webpage titled “Facts: Current, historic and fun.”

One of the 23 facts struck me as particularly fun to know and un-fun in practice:

“In 1902, Denver Union Station depot police began enforcing a ‘no kissing’ rule on platforms because it slowed down the trains.”

As an East Coast native who’s always in a big damn hurry, I support this. As a human being capable of feeling love, I am appalled. This is the kind of slippery slope rule that leads to an entire town banning dancing.

I’m glad you’re not that town, Denver.

Smooch at Union Station at will. The trains probably aren’t waiting on you anyway.