looking for locomotives

I got some nice birthday gifts (mostly the ability to be around family) but possibly the best gift I got was this Wondermark strip:

This is actually what reading a contract is like.

I will henceforth refer to reading a contract as ‘looking for locomotives.’

As a bonus, and related to my recent post about plain english in the law, Wondermark is apparently working with the Center for Plain Language on a contest to reward plain (and terrible) use of plain English in communication. That is terrific to hear, and I wish them great luck with it. I only wish I had some appropriate examples to submit to the contest.