Wednesday, March 08, 2006

No play station, say Metro bosses

This has got to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever (or today, anyway) seen. First of all, I don't know how this sign is supposed to sell Playstations. It doesn't seem to even mention what it is selling, so i have no idea why someone would come up with it in the first place. But even worse is the overreaction to it:

The poster, advertising Playstation, was spotted by a railway worker and Metrolink was ordered to take it down for fear it could encourage people to leap on to the line.
emphasis mine

Really? They were afraid of that? That can't be true. Seriously, people in Manchester can't be stupid enough to do something just because a sign suggests they should. If they are, then I would suggest that Sony take these signs down and put up ones that say "Buy a Playstation" instead, and Metrolink should put some up that say, "Don't Jump!" Ok, so obviously people aren't really going to do it just because the sign says to, but it doesn't make me any more confident in the intelligence of these people that they think this sign would in any way affect anyone.
There have been several incidents where people have been hit by Metrolink trams in recent months.

Most recently, a 60-year-old woman needed hospital treatment after being hit by a tram in Piccadilly Gardens.

So, these were related to the sign how? Oh, that's right, they weren't, not sure why they're even mentioned. Ridiculous.

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