World traveler and blog reader Dawn S. sent me the following photograph, which she and her husband took on a street in Beijing, China.
Dawn says it means, “No exploding cars.” But I beg to differ.
I note that the red line passes through the car but not through the explosion. So I interpret this sign to mean that explosions and/or candles are OK, as long as they aren’t on or near cars. Which makes sense, given there’s a line of parked cars beneath the sign. If you were reading that sign, it would ruin your day if those cars spontaneously erupted in flame.
Well, okay. I don’t know what this means, but I’m really curious. Can sombody decipher it for me? It’s probably something that will be obvious in retrospect, but in the meantime it’s fun to speculate.
There are other possibilities. Maybe the message is, “You cannot park your car here if it is on fire.” Which is an extremely reasonable parking policy.