Sunday, 7 August 2011
A Bus Driver's Wishful Thinking Through Signs
He had this sign screwed to the wall by a mirror above his basin. He would have viewed it every morning whilst he shaved.
I remember him having this sign hand painted when I was a child, sometime in the mid1970's. It was years before the phrase became a national institution when Eric Idle wrote the song for the 1979 Monty Python's Life Of Brian.
I began to think laterally. What sort of sign would a bus driver wish to have above his seat, if everything in the world was possible? I could only come up with one possible sign which would encompass what is going on in most bus drivers' minds, behind the professional facade........................
Now that's not very nice.