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!