On my way back from Boston, the bus I was taking had a food stop in Syracuse. My two choices for hot food were Dunkin’ Donuts and Subway. Having tried an all-day breakfast item from Dunk’s on the way to Boston due to a long line-up at Subway and been non-plussed, I quickly made my way to the end of the queue for Subway. There, I was greeted by a plaque that seemed to capture several things that seem to be wrong about society today.
Firstly, it was somewhat distressing to note that patrons needed a reminder not use cell phones while ordering and, secondly, that a policy needed to be in place. It’s also somewhat frightening that such a nice sign was deemed necessary to convey this information (the production values of the sign are much better than simply a piece of paper stuck to the wall). Lastly, when making such a nice sign, one surely would try to ensure1 that someone proofreads it, even if the work is divided with a spelling checker?
Oh, and I took perverse pleasure in the fact that I used a cellular phone to take the picture.
- Yes, it’s an alternative spelling in the US. [↩]