Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Carpe Diem

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A sign found at the bottom of the stairs to the street from the California Avenue el station on the Blue Line. Do you, um, use it? Every day?

Below, an ominous sign on the platform railing, there for the edification of those who know nothing about electric train systems.                              

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6 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

It only works if they know how to read. A kid died here last weekend, he was climbing on a coach roof. The week before that a young girl climbed a train bridge and was hit by a 16 000 volt jolt.

Norma Beishir said...

It's surprising, how many people don't have the sense to even stand back on the platform.

William Kendall said...

I'd say you'd think they'd know better, but it doesn't surprise me that it still happens.

Halcyon said...

I think most people know you're not supposed to go on the tracks, but somehow they think nothing bad will happen to them.

Jack said...

That is depressing. It is 11 o'clock and I can't say I really used today, unless getting old garage door openers replaced counts as using the day. And it is too late to recover! Maybe I will do better tomorrow.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Carpe Diem sounds better than 'use it' but the message is probably the same indeed.