Will our largesse ever be exhausted? Not yet, anyway, as we wreak mayhem on the piñata to celebrate another caption contest winner.
But first, as usual, another page from my memoirs. Signs, stairs, escalators? Well, what about the sign business? Badly designed and deployed signage is a bane of the modern world, not least so in airports. I've long thought of Barcelona airport is one of the most modern, comfortable, and welcoming I've ever visited. Unless you need to find your way somewhere. The problem isn't that the signs are in Spanish -- or Catalan -- the problem is finding them.
When you realize you're not looking for the departure lounge, or a gate, or a restroom, but looking for the sign which shows you where one of them is, things have gone wrong.
As for escalators -- a wicked memory from the Holt Renfrew department store in Montreal. I was on a business trip with a colleague where the boss (this was years ago) had been mildly annoying, as bosses can be. That's probably why we neglected to call a warning as he headed for the escalator while bearing a stack of bags and gift boxes. He was headed up, the escalator down, and… well, you had to be there.
Okay, on to the winner. Lots of fine entries this time. Thanks, as ever. With a nod to Surabay's "OK, lets see… It says, tumbling classes in lower level, I think," we're drawn to the very first. This week's winner: NewDream.
Wait till you see the one they put next to the tracks…