Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Quality Control

Check out this sign at Oak Grove.



A few things:

1) There is also a bus stop out there, which is not noted on the sign.
2) There is also taxi pick-up, passenger drop-off and pick-up, and a bus stop on the opposite side of the station, but there is no sign telling you that.

But the best part is the fact that while making this very amateur looking sign, they apparently forgot to proof it.

What is "pick" meant to convey to us?

Guitar pick?
Afro pick?
Oscar pick?
Are the curbs there good for skateboarding, and you could do a nosepick grind?

I mean, what is on their minds?

As an aside, there is also a bus stop "sign" on that side of the station that is written very professionally in sharpie, but i forgot to get a photo.

1 comment:

Toddb said...

Speaking of signs...I went to the MBTA website to get directions to a stop on the commuter rail. I don't think that they know what punctuation is. Here is the directions straight from the site:

Directions: Mass Pike to Rt. 128 exit south to 128 south to Rt. 16 west thru Newton Lower Falls at Glen Road take right just over Wellesley line. Station is left just before RR bridge.

What stands out to me is the first sentence. Do I take a right onto Glen Road? Or am I on Glen Road and then take a right when I see that I've crossed the Wellesley line? There has to be some kind of "Welcome to Wellesley" sign right? Why else would they put that there?