Saturday, October 27, 2007

or whoever else comes in here


Laura noticed this one in a bar bathroom in Milwaukee. She mentions that the tip jar was quite full, but assumes the sign-maker doesn't think much of the female population in Milwaukee.

24 comments:

Jeff said...

Not nice!

Ugh, I always hate those restroom attendants. Please, I don't need a babysitter while I pee and I'm not tipping you for handing me a paper towel.

Christopher said...

Good one.

It looks like the quotation marks have been added in later. I wonder if by the same person.

Also what does the last sentence say? "Spoon you very much"?

Jeff said...

Also, who the hell is Amber, and why does she care so much about cans? And why does she want me to drink up, have fun, and keep it cute?

^
When I first read it, I thought it was "spank you very much" but that doesn't seem right.

john said...

"Spook" you very much, I'm pretty sure. That could use some quote marks. But what's with 'cans' sprinkled around the perimeter?

James said...

I really want to understand the motivation behind writing CANS over and over. Can we get in touch with the author? Please.

roentarre said...

This is so much fun to read. A creative blog!

said...

"restroom attendants" have always bothered me. especially in restrooms when everything is automated. it doesnt make sense. and what's the deal with the "cans" written all over the place?

this is a great blog. keep up the good work. definitely one of the most unique blogs i've seen.

makuahine said...

Quotes aside, that's ignorant. How rude! Blah. Get another job if it bothers you so much dude.

Yes, rude people bother me :P

Jeff said...

Bethany! Is there any way to get in tough with the submitter and try to get some insight into the CANS situation? I'm really curious.

bethany said...

I don't think the submitter would know - as far as I know she just visited this bar the once, she's hardly an expert on their staff.

john said...

i'm guessing they have cans to collect the tips

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I think she is sick of picking up the beer cans, especially the ones that aren't completely empty of their amber beer. Also, "ladies" is probably correct there, being a commentary on the patronage.

Signs&Wonders said...

it looks like "Spook you very much". Is this at a Jeckyl and Hyde restaurant? It seems like it's too early for Halloween (not right now, but at the time this was received.)

the whole thing is curious.

Laura said...

I took the photo - Cans happens to be the name of the bar. It does say "Spook you very much." I took the photo on 10/13, so maybe she had this sign up for the month of October?? If I ever go back to this bar (doubtful), I'll be sure to update with a new picture!

Beriberry said...

That is brillant! "ladies"~amazing how 4 little lines can turn something into a discreet insult!

Katie said...

I used to live near this bar. It's called Cans because it only serves drinks in aluminum cans. Very classy.

Jeff said...

Thank you Laura and katie. a little anti-climactic, but the most reasonable answer i could expects (though I like the theme of the bar - definitely the pinnacle of American culture)

Also nice that the attendant does the favor of reminding the "ladies" where they are. We all know that after a few of those cans, things can get hazy.

Johnny said...

Maybe it was in a drag club. Then it would be easily explained.

Kidsis said...

johnny - My thoughts exactly! All of the gay bar I've ever been to have similar signs on the doors.

Laura said...

I did think of that, but as far as I could tell, everyone in the bathroom was female. Then again, maybe I'm just a poor judge of "ladies." On the other hand, Cans could be a good name for a drag club...

Anne Marie said...

Tips are "entitled" now? I think I am going to "forget" to tip because of the blatant disregard for my status as a "lady" and the wierd "spook you very much?" Cans? The Can-Can? Drink up I will do, tip you I won't.

The people that ask for tips are the last ones to get them! (can you guess I was a "waitress"?)

Scott said...

I also like the "I ONLY work on tips ALONE" line. There's some great thinking going on with the person writing this sign.
Maybe this is a nice ad for why you should stay in school.

Anne Marie said...

Stay in school kiddies or you will be working for TIPS ONLY at a bar called CANS in the BATHROOM...

'Nough said!

zeedubs said...

I first noticed the only-alone redundancy. As if that is not enough, it is followed by begging. After reading the description of the bar, it doesn't sound like a joint that requires a towel-handler. If you're not going to even offer a cup, why offer a towel? It seems more like a place where the floor is wet, there are no towels and you end up wiping your hands with toilet paper that balls up and leaves lint all over your hands. This is what we expect from dives. It's part of the charm and fun. And I may be the only one for which this holds true, but when I drink up, tipping is not at the top of my list, especially after being accosted.