All of these people who insist on taking selfies need a good swift kick in the tush. Or head, whichever.

This young man wanted to take a selfie as a train was passing by at what he thought was a reasonable distance from him. He thought wrong and felt the force of the conductor's foot in his noggin.

But if you look closely you'll see that the conductor may have actually just saved this kid's life by preventing that protruding metal piece from impaling his head:

via YouTube

Maybe next time he'll try taking a selfie in a safer place. You know, like the passing lane of the interstate or a tarmac.