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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Signs - Shh!

We recently rode the Metra train to and from Chicago. On our ride home, the conductor walked into our train car announcing, "This is  a quiet car! Collecting tickets!" I thought he was just making a comment about how quiet it was on the train. Apparently he wasn't kidding. I saw this sign as we were getting off the train.


I guess when people put in a hard day at work (or shopping!) the last thing they want to hear is a crying baby or kids fighting or loud music. It's a good thing I didn't fall asleep or I'd have gotten kicked off with my loud snoring!

For more signs, visit Lesley here.

13 comments:

Lindy MacDuff said...

Oh my, THAT is the train car I want to ride in! How nice that must be after answering telephones all day, etc.

About my sign, you asked if it was original or made to look distressed. I believe it is original as the building looks pretty old, but I truly have no way of knowing.

Brian Miller said...

hehe...i can think of a few times i may need that sign...

Ebie said...

This is a great find! I take the train to work everyday, I would endorse this to our transit system! (hehehe, I snore too)

EG Wow said...

Great idea! I love the idea of a quiet car.

Andy said...

SOUNDS GOOD TO ME! LOL

David Allen Waters said...

haha ;)

Eva Gallant said...

That's such a great idea! The last time I rode a train was from Portland to Boston and there were a couple of annoying noisy kids across the aisle from me. The trip seemed to take forever!

Nezzy said...

Oh baby, I want to find a quiet car after the day I've had!!! Can I reserve it? Heeehehhee!!!

Have a blessed day sweetie!!! :o)

J Bar said...

great
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SquirrelQueen said...

Apparently these kind of cars are getting common for commuter trains. There was a news story not long ago about a woman who got arrested after refusing to put away her cell phone in a quiet car. She didn't actually get arrested for the cell phone it was the way she reacted when asked to be quiet.

Francisca said...

I remember the story SquirrelQueen refers to; it went viral because someone took a video... and it started a wide-spread debate about manners and privacy. I've long seen Quiet cars on the train from Kowloon (HK) to the border of China, but I never really thought about what that meant other than no blaring TV screens. I often take it.

B. WHITTINGTON said...

How fun to go to Chicago on a train. Usually the only way I see Chicago is from the car window when we pass by going to Wisconsin to see our daughter.
Maybe someday!
I love that there is a quiet car, esp for the trip home. Sounds good to me.

Kim, USA said...

Hahaha Pat your post and narrative always makes me smile. I like to try riding on a tree from Michigan to Chicago that would be a lot of fun. ^_^ Thanks for the visit.