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Can someone please tell me what this means... ?
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I took the photo in the washroom on the Greyhound bus, between London and Toronto. The sign was above the toilet, and I get the left & middle part, but there are some details in the rightmost icon that I don't get...
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It's a bit hard to get the imagery at first... because the scene has changed between the left and right graphic. But the right graphic is depicting the person throwing the trash into the trash receptacle (located on the side of the sink?). The confusing part is that the trash receptacle has a swinging door that has a graphic on it, showing a person throwing trash into a garbage can :)

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On that bus route they actually have little people in the garbage cans that sort out the recycling... :lol:

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Hmmm...

It's not okay to throw trash down the toilet... It's perfectly okay to throw children (or dwarves) in the trashbin though... That thrashbin happens to be underneath the dj's mixing table, accesible through a hole in the side...

:blink:

I think they need a new graphic...
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On that bus route they actually have little people in the garbage cans that sort out the recycling... :lol:


ROFL! WHOA that was the closest I have ever come to spewing liquid all over my laptop! I was just finishing swallowing my gulp of tea as I started reading that sentence....

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I suspected that too, so I looked closely in the trash-bin, and there were no gnomes or small men in there...
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It's not okay to throw trash down the toilet... It's perfectly okay to throw children (or dwarves) in the trashbin though... That thrashbin happens to be underneath the dj's mixing table, accesible through a hole in the side...


Hans,

Respectfully, you owe me a new keyboard. My coworkers are looking at me rather oddly, wondering what I'm laughing about. (It was the dj's mixing table that did me in)
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also note that bottles, cans and papertowels are banned (from what?), according to the middle icon, but still the green framed "ok" icon to the right shows the guy throwing a bottle in the trash bin (to the little guy there).

Seriously - I would love to know what the designer was intending... (could be that the small person icon refers to diapers)
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The right graphic is essentially saying

"At some point in time, if you are ever so fortunate, this could be you, throwing garbage into a "V" shaped bin. And good luck finding a "V" shaped bin. Before you, there is only this metal, swinging door, of which you have no business tampering with. Oh, and you are short and funny looking."

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Hilarious, all. Thanks for the early morning laughs.

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Ha Ha :D
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You guys have it all wrong. Its obviously saying that if you're looking for some alchohol on a bus, to not look in the toilet or expcet it to be in clear and plain view because it won't be there. Instead. a mini bartender under the sink will dispense it to you if you need refreshments.

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a friend in England sent me this strange sign. He thinks its for some kind of gathering place. I think it says that exposure to mysterious rays will shrink you. but I cant figure out that thing that looks like a map of indochina. Any guess?
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My guess is it's a sign to indicate a meeting place where lost children can find their parents, and vice versa.

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In some of the airports. I have seen family restrooms that have a somewhat similiar icon on their sign.

Just a guess.

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