If you walk along the downtown platform at the Broadway-Lafayette stop, you’ll eventually see this:
It’s posted on a plywood door that closes off a space where some construction or repair is happening on the platform.
The first time I saw it, I was with a friend who clearly didn’t find it as amusing as I did. The second time I saw it, I wished I had my camera with me. The third time I saw it, I remembered that my phone has a camera …
There is something bizarrely funny about this sign. I’m not sure I can explain why it makes me laugh, but here’s an attempt at recreating my stream of consciousness from that first sighting:
what kind of pit — like an arm pit?
or is it full of snakes?
like snakes on a plane?
call Samuel L. Jackson!
(but not Indiana Jones)
and how big is the pit — is it like a giant sinkhole that will eventually swallow the whole station?
and who are you warning — the door is secured with a wrist-thick chain and a huge lock.
but it’s nice, though, because don’t you always wonder what’s behind those plywood barriers?
maybe it’s always snake pits … I mean, open pits.
Sorry, but I always see it late at night when my brain is about eleven years old. Enough nonsense. Here’s hoping sleep and a new day will make me a little more sensible tomorrow!
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