Things you wouldn’t think needed to be said…

You know how you get ridiculous signs or warnings on things that make you think ‘well, DUH!’ and then immediately wonder which person in a state of idiocy attempted doing something you obviously shouldn’t do?

Well, a friend of mine noticed this on the list of items you are prohibited to take on the carriage of a Eurostar train. Just in case you were thinking the answer to packing less clothes was to take a washing machine be warned Eurostar travellers the following items are prohibited from the train carriage:

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Numerous images popped into my head…

Firstly of someone arguing with Eurostar staff that they want to take their own armchair on the train for  a comfier journey. Or perhaps a berka lounger.

Secondly who has a suitcase big enough to carry a large plasma tv screen in?

And the obvious (to me) question of: WHO THE HECK WOULD ASSUME THAT YOU COULD TAKE A DISHWASHER ON A TRAIN AND PUT IT IN THE CARRIAGE LUGGAGE RACK?!!

You can read the full list here and please note that they were assuming you knew you couldn’t smoke in the train toilet or clamber over a seat (which begs the question – is standing on the seat to get your luggage in the overhead shelves ok? I do that on trains regularly because I’m too short to reach otherwise).

The mind boggles really.

Or is that just my mind?

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3 thoughts on “Things you wouldn’t think needed to be said…

  1. I think household appliances makes sense actually because if they were cheaper in one country than in a home country people might think it would be ok to buy one and then take it home by train.

  2. Oh MY! In the US we have tags on stuff telling you not to be stupid. Like a tag on a hair dryer telling you not to use in the shower. Or a blender reminding you it only works if pluged in. Stupid stuff in any contry but your are funny.

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