Thanks for the heads up.

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!


Check out the rest of the slices of life over at Stacey and Ruth’s.


8 thoughts on “Thanks for the heads up.

  1. Stacie, you know how my mind works. I would have totally morphed into some hybrid Indiana L. Jackson with “SNAKES?! In a mutha effin’ PIT?! Why’d it have to be snakes in a mutha effin’ pit?” LOL.

    Mmmm BBQ pit… oh gee thanks Mopsy!


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