Yeah I know there’s been some stagnation in the air around this blog lately.. that’ll be fixed soon as vacation nears and thus more a) interesting stuff and b) stuff I can write about will start happening. Meanwhile, here are a couple of random thoughts from the past few days:
One day walking from the local railway station I could hardly believe my eyes. A guy in a wheelchair was happily rolling along – on the road and going against the traffic. Luckily there wasn’t much traffic, otherwise it would’ve ended badly. But still, the sidewalk was in perfect condition and he could easily have taken that instead of going on the road.
Maybe powered wheelchairs should also require driving licenses.
A picture of a kiosk/cafe door in Katajanokka. One would think these signs are not necessary, but apparently – and sadly – they are.. The sign basically tells dog owners not to let their dog pee on the door but instead use the (nearby) dog park.
Here I was thinking that we “only” have a problem with people peeing in various improper places.
Big also in…?
This Peugeot car ad poster (no enlarged picture available, sorry) has got to be one of the dumbest ads I’ve seen. The tagline is “Suuri myÃ¶s kooltaan”, which roughly translates to “Big also in size”. Also?! What else is big about it, the price? ’cause that’s the first (and only) thing that came to my mind..
Maybe it’s linked to some TV ad that I haven’t seen or maybe it’s some kind of sarcastic thing as the depicted car looks like it belongs to the compact-class..
Summer is a nice season for many reasons in Finland. One of them is that you can actually get good-tasting fruit at reasonable prices, many of them even domestically like strawberries etc. Bananas, however, come from elsewhere but the good thing about bananas is that you can get good bananas pretty much year round.
It seems our lunch cafeteria, Sodexho, has not been informed of this fact. This is what their selection looked like the other day – appealing, huh?