Say, we don't get many grocery shoppers up here ...

And at these heights, I can see why.

Firefighters from Boston and Chelsea, State Police troopers and the Boston Fire Marine Unit all converged on the Tobin Bridge late this afternoon on reports a man looked like he might want to jump from the upper level.

Then the man sauntered into the toll plaza. Ed Baur reports:

It was Crew Member from the Ship at the Salt Pile Looking for a Super Market.

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    Let me guess

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    Seaman Tobinclimber was the new guy on the ship.

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    And they probably told him ...

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    They were running short of left-handed smoke catchers and he could pick them up on the other side of the bridge.

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    Did he have binoculars?

    He might have been scanning the harbor to look for the mail buoy so the crew could pick up letters from their families at home.

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    The nearest supermarket?

    Was he looking for the one on Charles Stuart Street?

    (I think there is a limited demographic that is going to groan at that one)

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    The corner of Charles and

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    The corner of Charles and Stuart is where the Transportation Building is, and there must have been many of "those" jokes there at that time.

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    Well, there IS a

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    7-11 on the Stuart Street side of the Transportation Buliding.

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    Should have pointed him

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    to Roche Brothers West Roxbury; then he really would contemplate jumping off a bridge.

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