Friday, March 25, 2011

My favorite graffiti

I was out at my neighborhood park on Saturday.  It's a cute little park, newly renovated about two years ago.   My daughter ran around and played on everything.  She likes the big equipment more than that baby stuff and I saw why.

On the tube by the train engine I saw this written in sharpie. 

For those of you who can't read it, its says people made out in here.

I instantly had a ton of reactions to this.
First I went into snark mode: "Thanks Captain Obvious, nothing says romance more then a red train.  Guess what? "People" probably did more than "make out" in there. 

Second I went into mom mode: "Gross my kid plays in there.  There's not enough purel in the world to disinfect that tube."

Then I went into writer mode: "Damn that would make a great YA short story.  Two people hook up in a park and want to be immortalized some how."

Then I went into teacher mode: "Isn't that what all teenagers want, to me immortal, to be remembered some how?  What a better way to be rebellious youth then to taint a place of childhood innocence's then to vandalize it."

Then I went into practical mode:  "So people made out AND had a sharpie?  Really?"

Then I went into word nerd mode: "Interesting that  the word choice was "people" and not implying genre. Who were these people?  I assumed girl and guy but maybe it was guy guy or girl girl."

Then I went into skeptic mode: "Maybe NO ONE made out in here. Maybe it's just a prank."

Really I want to know the REALLY want to read what you think happen.  I want to READ your stories about the "people who made out in there."  I'm thinking a mini blog fest, maybe?  Let me know what you think.

But what's your favorite piece of graffiti?   Or maybe that could be the blogfest. Let me know in the comments.

BTW today is Hubby's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUBBY.


  1. This was hilarious. It's sort of how my mind processes things too though, lol.

    Happy birthday to your hubby!

  2. I don't have a favorite piece of graffiti, but I agree with Meredith--this is hilarious! Kids are so silly. It makes me wonder if some random kid was watching or something, then came to tattle-tale with a sharpie to embarrass them so they wouldn't do it again.

  3. First of all, happy b-day to your hubby! Second of all, I do want to know more about the "people" that made out there. Hmm, ideas are slowly starting to spin in my head...

  4. Happy Birthday to Jim!

    Maybe the graffiti was applied BEFORE the fact, as an act of optimism. Or so one party could point at it and say... "See? We can do this..."

    Great post :)

  5. Happy birthday to hubby! I've heard horror stories about the covered slides in playgrounds around here so my imagination already went there.

    My best piece of graffiti?

  6. I love reading graffiti in bathroom stalls in restaurants and bars - it's hilarious :)

  7. Oh man this is hilarious! I read some great graffiti in a bathroom, put I can't remember it for the life of me...the punchline was "except decapitation."

  8. Dude. What a hilarious trip on your train of thought!

  9. i'm in love with this post and i want to marry it.