February 19, 2010

conditional no smoking

No smoking signs became increasingly prominent the last few years. Even so much that the next sign I expected to see would have been something like: 'If you catch someone smoking here you may burn them alive. Art 52 $666 of the latest over the top law on smoking'

But to the point. I just saw the following sign on an Italian train.

'No smoking, if this train is local or regional'

We don't want to be to harsh on smokers, now do we? Let's start with short detoxication rides. But for the longer travel we allow smoking otherwisd they'll get all shakey and nervous and might attack the conductor (that is if he bothers to do his job and pass through the wagons).