On my commute to work this morning, in the pouring rain (of course it was raining. What else would the weather be like in Vancouver in June?), I was stopped at a light, waiting to turn left. There was one car in front of me, also waiting to turn left. There was a lot of traffic coming in the other direction, so I had time to daydream a little and look around.
My first thought was, “Is that sign a take-off on those silly BABY ON BOARD signs that new parents love to affix to their cars in the hopes that people around them will drive oh-so-carefully because there’s a baby nearby?”
My second thought was, “Wait – does it mean that there’s actually a baby on this route? It’s really lying somewhere on this road?? WTF???”
My third thought was, “Or does it mean that the people who own that car have a baby on the way – a baby girl, judging from the pinkness of their sign?”
My fourth thought was, “Did the idiot who came up with that sign not know the difference between ON ROUTE and EN ROUTE?”
I still don’t know.