It’s amazing the things you see on a motorcycle. There are times where I am just mesmorized by the scenery and I am dreaming with my eyes open. I always make a point of enjoying my vantage point from the back.
Sometimes I get lost in my revery and it’s either a sharp corner that snaps me out of my day dreaming or something that catches my eye. In this case, it was the “something”.
We were travelling through the amazing roads of Washington getting ready to cross into Oregon. The road we were on was parallel to a train track. We love trains so I am always looking for them. In this case, it was a substation with trains sitting on the track waiting for their next assignment.
Nothing too exciting I know – except when we drove by I could have sworn the front bumpers of these trains had “DO NO HUMP” written in big bold lettering. I am like…WT…so I snap my head around to catch it again and yup they say ” DO NOT HUMP”. Well, let me tell you it took a long time before I could stop laughing.
Like, really? I get what they were saying – but is it really proper English? Maybe it was train terminology – regardless, I kept thinking what is wrong with “DO NOT BUMP” or “DO NOT ATTACH” or anything but “DO NOT HUMP”.
What a lonely life those trains have….