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Old 09-01-2009, 07:30 AM
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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You know the "Kiss and Ride" signs at the Metro? When I first moved here, I thought the sign was so funny and cute. But now that I have lived here for years and year, I don't think anything of it. It seems to be just a common phrase? Are you "parking" or doing "Kiss and Ride"?

Are these signs unique to the DC area or do they have them other places, too?

The other week we were at the Arlington County fair that was held at a school's grounds and they had a sign in their drop-off area that said, "Kiss and Learn". I thought that was very cute. Our school just has "Kiss and Ride" like the Metro signs.

So are "Kiss and Ride" signs unique to DC? Or are they in other cities, too?
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:15 AM
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Lots of places have them. Wikipedia
The term first appeared in a January 20, 1956, Associated Press report published in the Los Angeles Times.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:24 AM
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I've always thought it would be fun for someone to watch the cars as riders are dropped off and count what percentage actually do kiss before they ride!
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:27 PM
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We had "kiss and ride" at the CTA stations where I grew up in Chicago. Our school here has "kiss and ride," too, which makes no sense to me as the children aren't riding anywhere when they walk to their classrooms. I think "kiss and learn" makes lots more sense.
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