Generally I don’t use really use facebook, but this morning I saw some strange text on a girl’s rucksack and I thought I’d post a picture and make a comment about it.
Do you have any idea how awkward it is to take a photo of a rucksack (obviously from the back) without making it look like you’re a crazy guy taking a picture of someone’s arse? Naturally a second girl behind me noticed my struggle and confronted me about it.
2nd girl: (something unintelligible in Dutch)
It probably meant: Why are you taking pictures of that girl?
Me: Sorry, do you speak English?
2nd girl: Yes. Why are you taking pictures of that girl?
Me: It’s not the girl, it’s the rucksack. The text is odd so I wanted to take a picture of it for my time travel blog.
2nd girl: You know about time travel?
Me: Not really, but I read about it.
2nd girl: Do you have a time machine then?
Me: Of course not!
2nd girl: You’re crazy.
And then she left.
By this time, rucksack girl was no longer in sight so I didn’t have a chance to try for a better shot of the text. (You could argue that as commuters the chances are high that I’ll see her again tomorrow – but I’m happy to close this episode now!).
Anyway, here’s the best I have:
Is it the words or our (reading) time line that’s all muddled up?
Now admittedly my comment isn’t mind blowing or out of this world, but after all the effort I took to put it into context, I don’t think I should have been called crazy!
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Paul, I did a Google Image search on those words, and discovered some hidden lettering that makes (slightly) more sense. I suspect the idea is to get people staring and commenting on the message. But we time travel aficionados taking an interest are at an understandable disadvantage…
Well researched Doug! Now that you say it, I zoomed into the photo and indeed can just make out some additional wording. Of course, there’s no way I’d have been able to get any closer to the rucksack girl in real life!!
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