Thursday, January 27

This made me smile the other day, on the Circumvesuviana, the train from Sorrento to Naples I saw this sign above a seat:
"Reserved for the mutilated or invalided from work or war."

So I take it if you're just old, heavily pregnant or even horribly mutilated from a non-work accident you just have to stand!

3 comments:

  1. classic! I love how it's translates so un-politically incorrect!I live near Salerno where there is a "Casa dei Mutilati" and get this (something like): "clinica di igenica mentale" - Mental Hygene Clinic. But you HAVE TO love when you see an ambulance and written near the back is "aria condizionata"... I mean, if you are in critical condition are you going to refuse medical attention in an ambulance if it's not air conditioned?
    (love the blog btw)

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  2. Hi,
    I've also been amused by that Circumvesuviano sign for years. Yet to see a mutilated person board the train!
    Angy

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  3. I remember seeing those signs above bus seats always with healthy people in them though. I always wondered what would happen if someone said to them 'I'm mutilated. Can you please vacate the seat?'

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