Sunday, March 30, 2008

to remove or not to remove


What I love about this one is the ambiguity of what you are (not?) supposed to remove. The sign whose main text says to "not" move it? Thanks, Don, who saw this in Vienna VA.

9 comments:

Kathy said...

Weird. It's like a sign for the sake of a sign. Why not just affix a Welcome sign to the wall? Who's moving it all over the place anyway?

Big Dog said...

I love that it is a welcome sign, but that fact gets all but lost after the setting of rules and the thanking you for (maybe) following those rules.


Oh ya - and welcome too...

Anonymous said...

although it is in the same format as the signature of a letter, it appears that they are thanking someone named Management. Interesting.

(perhaps because there would not have been enough room on the sign to fit Management on the same line anyway?)

hmm... maybe the sign refers to itself! That would be strange. Because its own absence would render it irrelevant.

Jeff said...

"Do not" remove what? Do they mean "don't mentally remove yourself"? I guess it's important to stay ever-present while at the microcenter.

Lynn said...

"Remove" has in the past functioned as an intransive verb -- meaning the sign could be (sort of) instructing you not to leave. But I agree that it is very creepy welcome that says you can never leave. Mwahahaha!

Lynn said...

Sorry, that is supposed to be "intransitive."

Andi said...

Dear Giants, King Kong, and Godzilla,
Please do not remove our building from this location if you go on a killing rampage. We like this location.
Thanks,
Management

Anonymous said...

that's remove, as in move again. meaning if you move from this location once, they'd rather you not do it again. or go ahead and do it, as they don't seem too clear about what they want you to do or do not.

Matthew said...

I think it's stating, "Please do not remove the Micro Center."

Or the opposite of that... I'm not sure.