Monday, November 26, 2007

keeping you "safe"


Adam saw this at a hotel in Reading, UK. They are very interested in keeping your personal items "safe". That's not at all sketchy. My favorite part about this sign is the weird clip art. Especially the calculator.

10 comments:

Jeff said...

The calculator and phone look like they're from the mid-90s. Maybe they're collectors' pieces...

Movie Maven said...

Are they anticipating a visit from Zack Morris? It looks like his phone.

Roland said...

In honour of this UK sign (especially as I used to live in Reading) I thought I should contribute to the comments with a "keep up the good work" message.

I'm a recent UK-based convert and now look forward to having a "dose" of unnecessary quotation marks delivered to my feed reader each day.

I will start looking out for any examples near me and hope to be able to add to the quoted richness of your blog very soon.

Regards, Roland

Jason said...

Love your site. But aren't you sort of a hypocrite with your repeated violation of placing your periods outside of quotation marks? Correct me if I'm wrong, but they are always supposed to go on the inside, correct?

bethany said...

I actually address that in the FAQ. I'm making a stylistic choice.

Jeff said...

^^
I believe it's the British style, or at least more common there., But, yes, a stylistic choice, and one I'm growing fonder of day by day (they sometimes really do look funny inside).

Anonymous said...

especially when it's a question, but the quoted word or phrase isn't.

for example: Didn't you yell "I hate you and your ass-face?" when i'm sure the original statement was far from a question. reading that quote with a querical upturn at the end really takes the air out of its preverbial sails.

Jonathon said...

to Mister Anonymous,

According to standard American usage, periods and commas always go inside the quotation marks, colons and semicolons always go outside and question marks and exclamation points sometime go inside and sometimes outside.

Anonymous said...

that's ms anonymous to you. so they swing both ways. acdcs.

Joy said...

I find it rather funny that they have a cordless phone as an example of a valuable to protect...in a hotel. Who travels with their cordless phone?