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Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009, 07:29 pm
Enough to make you spit?

Ick. I leave the country for six weeks and already it's going to the dogs? (No offence.) I've been seeing the sign below crop up on buses lately. Spitting has become such a problem on our buses that Brisbane Transport feels the need to remind passengers that it's not on?

Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
culdo

If only I were equipped to draw Geiger, I'd love to illustrate a panel displaying a little old lady, sniffing curiously about as smoke rose from the top of her head, behind her, a cross-legged blushing alien whistling non-chalantly with his second mouth as Tom Skerrit the bus driver came up the aisle with a heavy duty DNA testing kit. For added effect, a small detail of a hole in the bus floor just beneath the (still rather alive) old lady, acidic saliva dripping with metal onto the passing pavement below (although why the bus is still moving despite Mr Skerrit's inattention to the wheel concerns me...this bus is doomed in so many ways...might as well have a small panel in the corner of a hook-handed Dennis Hopper giggling at the whole affair).

Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Um, you get points for a humorous, if somewhat macabre, interpretation of the sign.

Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
culdo

No points necessary, but I will explain that I practically rolled out of sleep this morning and your message was the first thing I read with groggy eyes. I thought it was funny that spitting was so serious as to equip operators with DNA kits, so I thought, "What could make this spit so vile?" and the only thing I could think of was that of the Aliens in the movies...is this so insane a leap?

Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

For that hour? Not at all. :)

Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
culdo

erf...I'm sorry, Marko. I wasn't thinking straight. I'll be sure to clear my head first before replying to these sorta things from now on.

Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

There's nothing you need apologise for. I was a little taken aback (the mental image of the hollowed-out granny), that's all.

May I ask where your icon came from, by the way? It's quite eye-catching, even though it looks a bit like an Australian possum to me.

Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
culdo

That hour? That was only the first 15 minutes of consciousness...and then my phone wouldn't send it, so I had to hop on my laptop and rewrite it...should've been getting ready for work (late again of course) :P

If I could turn that pic into a rat, I would, but I think it's just as fitting as I've ever found, even if I did stoled it. Check out my journal, it should be visible to you. There's an even bigger pic a couple posts back.