Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Bad sign on the bus

I was in Seattle taking the city bus to Adventuress. There was a sign that said:
  • Metro has provided 3 billion rides since beginning operation in 1973!
  • Thank you for helping Metro reduce traffic, congestion, improve air quality and save you money.
  • You're one in a billion 3 billion!
I know that the phrase "one in a million" generally means "you're more special than the rest of the members of a set of a million people", but here it means "you're lost in the crowd". Doh.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Also more likely than not that they have repeat riders. So the one that you are probably represents several more.

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