Usually, I'm reading a book on my commute to and from work. This past week has been quite tiring for me, though. So, I can only handle a good 15 minutes of reading before my eye lids start getting heavy and my head starts bobbing.
To prevent any public displays of embarrassment, I decided to just people watch. Whilst people watching, I started noticing the signage on the train.
There are the usual No Smoking signs and the No Eating Burgers or Drinking a Soft Drink…
There are the awesome signs that mark a specific train car as a Quiet Section, which never really is truly quiet…and the signs that let us know that we can contact MTR staff through the telecom if we feel unwell…
…then I started noticing some new signs that I had not noticed before.
There is this really nice one that promotes offering your seat to those in need, which I totally love because, recently, there seems to be a lot of promotion going on for giving Priority Seats to the elderly, pregnant, and handicapped. So, pushing for non-Priority Seats to be offered up is pretty awesome on a rush hour kind of day.
The next bit of signage that made me laugh was this one (below) that not only gives a maximum penalty of $5000 HKD for putting your feet up on the train seats, but also rhymes…
I've seen many a people resting their feet on the buses, but I've only seen kids putting their feet on the train seats! Can you imagine a toddler getting a $5000 HKD fine from the MTR staff!
Lastly, one of my favorite signs that I found this week was the one that said No Sitting On The Floor of the train. I have only seen it in the East Rail so far, but this is definitely my favorite sign so far. I haven't actually seen many people sitting on the train car's floor, but I have seen a few. It's just so tough to stand on days when your legs just can't hold you up.
This was a pretty nice way to pass the time on my commute.