Somewhere on the road yesterday evening, I noticed a big display hoarding from the Bangalore Police saying "chain snatchers often come raiding on a bike or also come by walk. Beware!" I wonder what is this supposed to mean... To be careful of everyone who is riding and walking?
I have noticed in the past that a good number of the messages from the government organizations tend to be meaningless and sometimes funny. This one I saw when driving somewhere in TamilNadu: "avoid accidents(!)" It should take one hell of a genius to come up with such quotes. The best one I have seen was in the busy Chowrangee lane in Kolkata. It was an announcement by Calcutta Electricity Board that read: "hooking is crime and is punishable by imprisonment". I moved on wondering why would an electricity board put up such a display. After walking for a few minutes, I saw one more from CEB that read "theft of electricity is now punishable by imprisonment" and I got enlightened.