Remember the recent rash of terrible “pineapple on public transit” incidents in Vancouver?
Yeah, we don’t either. Which is why this sticker that’s shown up on a TransLink bus is for sure someone’s idea of a prank.
“Due to recent incidences Pineapples are no longer allowed on Translink Property,” warns the typed sticker with the TransLink logo.
This particular sticker was spotted Wednesday on a 601 bus, affixed to the side of the luggage shelf.
There are a couple of hints on the sticker that this isn’t to be taken seriously: the prankster misused “incidences” for “incidents,” and also neglected to format “Translink” properly – it’s TransLink, with the “l” capitalized.
For the sake of due diligence, we checked with TransLink to make sure pineapples had not been placed on a public transit “do not carry” list.
Not surprisingly, TransLink confirmed this was a joke.
“[T]his is definitely fake,” says TransLink via e-mail to Vancouver Is Awesome.
Phew. For all Metro Vancouverites who may be assembling a Carmen Miranda costume, craving a nice fruit salad, or who like their express bus to be a true Pineapple Express, rest assured you CAN take pineapples with you on TransLink.