An excess of access

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Never try to be too clever with wording. There are always dimwits like me around.

Drove behind a bus today. Yep my life is that exciting and I thought you’d be enthralled enough to read about it.

It was one of those mini-bus type things; like Ring & Ride that they ferry the old and disadvantaged around in. But that’s not the point of this post. No. The point is that emblazoned on the back of the bus was this catchy slogan:


I can only assume that during a meeting of executives somewhere, they decided the ‘X’ was their ticket to being cool and making people aware that the bus is for disabled people. The bright yellow disabled logo clearly wasn’t enough. I suppose they thought it would be all hip to use the X to signify Access — as in accessibility — and would earn the bus as much street cred as something with red and blue stripes down its side could.

But my brain doesn’t work that way.

I saw that slogan next to the yellow disabled logo and the first thing that went through my head was a very brief Scrubs-style alternative-reality montage of a bunch of people in wheelchairs snorting coke, drinking Jack Daniels and having a wild orgy.

Maybe that says more about me and my sense of humour than I should have let on.

Spout 'em if you got 'em


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