Tuesday, February 17, 2009

No Kissing, No Laughing -- Just General Unpleasantness


'Peak hours may necessitate that you let other people sit on your lap.'



'Penalty fare if you fail to hide your true emotions fully or make any attempt to engage with passengers.' Photo courtesy of Whatleydude.



Speaks for itself, non? Photo courtesy of The Independent.


Two of the above photos are spoofs that have appeared throughout the London Underground. But the real sign -- the bizarre depiction of two people (from the 1950s?) kissing -- is just as silly. Today, The Independent reported that this sign was posted at Warrington station the day before Valentine's. Apparently, amorous couples were blocking the station platform.

Hunh? Come on! Surely in these economically challenged times, local councils have better things to do than post such silly signs. Yes, I've pushed past my share of lip-locked couples blocking my way throughout the Underground, but I would never deem it a problem. I can't believe Warrington has such a number of highly sexed individuals that they need to resort to a ban on public affection. Who doesn't need a bit of lovin' to help them cope with the trauma of British rail?

I say, kiss away!

4 comments:

Linda said...

You couldn't stop it-the kissing- in Paris either. It's all over the place.

Criss said...

Uh-oh... the sign made someone mad...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/feb/18/1

&mpersand said...

Haha – the fake signs are fab! Let’s face it – people could be doing much worse things than kissing. And just imagine - if India had the same policies, the all-singing-all-dancing-all-snogging end of Slumdog Millionaire (as you know, a subject close to my heart!) would have been rather less fun…

&… xxx

Marsha said...

Very, very true that people could be doing worse things! I've seen people vomit, pee... ugh, makes me shudder just thinking about it!

I have yet to see Slumdog! Someday soon...