Some of the signs I saw while riding the Montreal metro made me wonder just how safe the system is:
Beware of gigantic creepy tickle monsters!
And also freaky parasitic alien pregnancies!
At least they’ve painted the parts of the platform that align with the train doors with a diagram of a suggested passenger flow system, a concept that sadly eludes most Vancouver commuters:
(Many Vancouver commuters also don’t seem to be able to grasp the “stand right, walk left” concept. The thought “you’d get lynched for this in London” crosses my mind on a regular basis while using the SkyTrain).
However, the above welcome platform feature was cancelled out by this confusing element of Mr E Man’s hotel room:
No doubt this is some fancy-pants French cooking concept I’m too unsophisticated to understand
Luckily the rest of the trip was fantastic, if too short (and too hot). We walked all over the city, ate fantastic food (including the obligatory smoked meat, some outstanding bagels, and the best Greek food I’ve ever had), visited the beautiful cathedral, and swam in the St. Lawrence. Mr E Man is going to be in Montreal for another 3-4 weeks, so saying goodbye to him was pretty tough, but time will pass in that way it always does and he’ll be home soon(ish)…
…assuming the gigantic creepy tickle monsters don’t get him first.