Some crazy people in England are paranoid about making things so “perfect” and “logic” so that they will be easily understood by everyone around the world. All buses have emergency control buttons on top of each door. Most countries only offer one button to open the door in case of an emergency, but here in England there are two buttons: one to open the door and the other one to close the door... in case of an emergency I suppose. I just cannot imagine what emergency could spring a passenger to close the door of a bus, considering that buses are physically unable to move off with their doors open.
The best is to come yet: one of the two buttons is red and the other one is green. Which do you think will open the door? The green one right? Wrong... this is England, so it’s the red one. The green button closes the door. There is more still: in most parts of the world the bus driver’s controls to operate the doors include one button for each door; you press it once to open the door and once again to close it. Here each door has two or even three buttons: two red and one green.
The first red one opens the door; the second red one opens half of the door, just in case the bus driver wants to make it harder for large people to get on the bus and then the green one “obviously” closes the door.
Images of Mental Differences
I’ve included some photographs of what people would define as the result of some crazy people thinking.
The road sign photograph on the right says: “Selwood Terrace this side and Neville Terrace the other side”.
Basically one road has two different names, one for each side. I have never seen this anywhere else in the world... must admit that it's a very strange thing to give two different names to the same road.
I am not sure what came first, if the window or the shop decoration. Whoever came second, definitely had an attitude problem.
What a peculiar way of indicating two different directions...
This photograph shows the road name (Ladbroke Road) and a smaller sign next to the black door that says big and clear: “50 Elgin Crescent”. They are clearly not happy to be on that road and they rather take the name of the road around the corner in their unique way.
The inside of this train shows the peculiar personality of whoever decided to place a seat in front of a door, making it uncomfortable to say the least going through.
I love this sign, which was places inside the train and on top of the door, facing people who are leaving the train and it says: “Warning: do not attempt to enter the train when the doors are closing”.
Not only this house ends very abruptly; not only there are no windows in the side, but the unlucky owner decided to paint it pitch black!
What does this sign actually mean? Is it telling you that to access One Hyde Park Project you have to turn left, or that if you turn left there is no access to One Hyde Park Project? I don’t have the answer I’m afraid.
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