Pleasant Bicycle Parking

Pleasant Bicycle Parking
Sunday was a magical day, as the sun returned for a brief visit, and when I saw the sign in the photo, I suddenly started to feel a bit like Alice in Wonderland. We had been out for a walk along the canals, enjoying the sunshine and scenery. On the way back, we passed the Stadsschouwburg, the city theater, which has its front lawn decorated with stages, tables, and more as part of the new cultural Spring Performing Arts Festival. Not surprisingly, they also had a specially dedicated space for bicycle parking.

When we saw the sign (I am a pleasant bicycle parking. Please use me.), we couldn’t help but do a double-take and then burst into laughter. Sure, it could just be an error in translation, but I suspect it’s meant to be intentionally funny and welcoming. Regardless, how can you get upset with something so pleasant.

Pleasant Bicycle Parking

An added bonus is that it also reminds me of the Polite Dance Song, by The Bird & The Bee:

I Take My Coffee Black with Two Sugars and a Carrot

Paardenvlees-vrij
I spotted a bit of current-events-related humor at the local Bagels & Beans today. The sign outside proudly states “Our coffee is horsemeat-free!” No idea if they sell civet coffee, though.