Monday, March 10, 2008

"do your share" is their catch-phrase



Jen saw these signs at the toddler playroom at her neighborhood community center. Remember kids: Just say NO to "goldfish".

19 comments:

Terri said...

This totally cracked me up!

badfae said...

"Goldfish" doesn't bother me so much, since they're likely referring to those goldfish-shaped crackers, and not actual fish; it actually does make the meaning a bit clearer, this way.

"Do your share" might work if it's something they say to the kids all the time. It's not that bad.

That being said...I don't even want to know what they mean by "AREA"...

bethany said...

I still think it's weird because 1) crackers are already forbidden and 2) what's wrong with those foods? (guess: they make a lot of crumbs. Still, weird.)

Andi said...

Yeah, it's weird that it's "NO Goldfish Crackers" instead of "No Goldfish Crackers." Or maybe they've just had an incident involving a child who just came from the pet store...

Sarah said...

That is some *ominous* cropping. Failure to comply may result in...?

nathancontramundi said...

"Failure to comply" seems to be rather heavy language to use when addressing toddlers, too!

makuahine said...

Yeah, I'd like to know what the consequences are, too!

Shelley said...

I was just coming here to post a comment about that too! Failure to comply may result in...what? Beheading? Timeout? KP Duty? I'm dying to know.

Anonymous said...

just say no?? seriously, someone's on a little power trip. which, sadly i've seen first hand, as i used to work at a childcare facility. this sad, sad woman (let's call her Renee [go to hell], but not use her last name), would relish in the fact that the moms would try to get on her good side, as they would be leaving their toddlers with her. then, she'd sit back and judge the children, and if she arbitrarily decided that a child was a bad seed, would neglect and punish them from there on out. MEANWHILE, her daughter who she brought every day, was a 2 year old violent tyrant, and the worst-behaved little sh- i've ever encountered.

and the moms would wonder why their children didn't want to come back. horrifying.

Lannie said...

Since the average toddler can't read, I have to wonder who these signs are really meant for.

Anonymous said...

Winners don't do goldfish!

Anonymous said...

Well given I live outside the US the "Goldfish" reference had me scratching my head..lol

l'hypocondriaque said...

Whoever wrote these better have had a sense of humor about it...

Movie Maven said...

Failure to comply will result in a lot of crumbs all over the floor. THAT YOU HAVE TO CLEAN WITH YOUR TONGUE!! MUAHAHA!

KirBir said...

Failure to comply will result in assimilation by the borg. We are the collective. Resistance is futile.

Jeff said...

I would venture to guess that the average child these days learns the word "goldfish" as a cracker first and an animal second.

Also, even if the toddler can read, can he/she really understand "failure to comply"?

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing this isn't the same place as Carleen's day "CARE" posted below.

Matt said...

Psssst! Hey you, wanna buy some "goldfish"? Or I've got some primo popcorn here.

Oh come on, just try it. Here's a free sample.

jennifer h said...

"May result in..."?