Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Please Don't Do Anything We Don't Like

The Tokyo Metro people seem to keep these posters coming.

Some are mildly amusing, but I just can't wait to find out next what they don't want us to do on their trains.

On first sighting of this one I didn't see the connection with the beach. Surfing through the doors about to close? Personally I think it's hilarious as a (usually Japanese) person gets on the train with a bag, or even better an arm or leg caught halfway in the jaws of the railway carriage doors. It's brightens a typically mundane, sleepy, yet humid start to my day.

This one I think HAS to be directed at foreigners. I rarely see a Japanese person with any big items on a train. I was quite proud when I carted my futon sets from the sleepy yawn of Tomioka, to the hustle and bustle of the big, bad city.

Did I care if people were looking at my pillow and bedding? Of course not. I don't know these people and I don't recall seeing them again so.. pffft!

I personally can't wait for a "Please Do It At The Zoo" (staring at us foreigners). How about a "Please Do It In Bed" (sleeping on the train, leaning on the person beside you)?

Bring 'em on!