Sign boards in the country..!
I don’t remember the conductor sharing my humour but some passengers did, luckily Mrs Gandhi didn’t hear my wisecrack or I would have shared jail space with many imprisoned at that time.
Here are some others: This one was outside a famous temple, it said, ‘Make sure that your shoes are not stolen by someone’ As I looked at that sign I wondered what I was supposed to do? Stand outside the temple making sure no one stole my shoes or going inside and praying mighty hard no thief was around?
And this one was outside a dilapidated restaurant, ‘Our public bar is not open because it is closed!’ Thank you barman, thank you for explaining that not open means closed, you must have had one too many to have written such a notice! Right?
This one in another bar, ‘Do not drop cigarette ends on the floor as they burn hands and knees of customers as they leave’ Now isn’t this interesting? It means that the drinks inside are so strong that customers leave crawling! Or did the manager mean something else? Another strange feature all over are pictures of gods and deities at places where people spit paan or use as a urinal. I’ve found this quite funny, as if it is meant for these gods to be wall-keepers, but this sign on a wall was meant to double check on this, it said, ‘For god’s sake don’t pee here’ It had pictures of every deity to see that not a single person would escape his god’s wrath if he did!
Such signs give you a laugh and make journeys interesting, especially when driving behind a truck, ‘Horn OK please!” He’s not telling you his horn is okay, he’s telling you to please use your horn, okay?