I like the pleading tone of this one, and I have no idea what they were even thinking about the quotation marks. Maybe "sandy bathing suits in this tub" is a secret code. The orchid flies at midnight. Thanks, Alison.
Is there some "doing a number" pun that I'm missing on this one? Also, if you click to enlarge and read the red type, you'll find that some non-animal organism is making the mess. Possibly amoeba. Thanks, Kate.
this one looks familiar, but I can't find the old post, so I'll put it up now. Plus Kristy's commentary is pretty great, "i take this sign to mean that they have a really limited repertoire of repair skills -- like, they only repair linoleum flooring. or maybe they only have one tool--say, a hammer but no nails. OR MAYBE "handyman" is actually a code word for "prostitute" and the "we do everything" is a little wink wink about the limits of their sexual services."
I just did a brief interview along with Jeff Deck of TEAL for BBC radio 4. Jeff is more interesting than me, so there's more of him in the interview, but I talked. UK listeners can hear the dulcet tones of my nasally accent on Word of Mouth, which comes on at 4 pm on Tuesday, August 5.
Jon found this one on his door. It makes more sense if you know that bottles and cans in michigan have a $.10 deposit. He also writes, "Based on this note, I’m guessing a group of trekkies are heading to a comic book convention and need my bottles and cans to fund the trip. I didn’t wait to see if they showed up in uniform."
My friend Ron saw this at a golf course recently. He writes, "Not sure which I think is funnier: the misspelling of potable as "portable" or the anonymous famous person's admonition to be a teetotaller."
Last weekend I went with some friends on a daytrip to Helen, GA, which is a hilariously fun tourist trap. Geoffrey spotted this sign and I snapped the picture. I don't know if the food there is generously referred to as cuisine or what, because Helen is totally in the country.
David says this was posted near the coffee maker. This one is so fabulous that I am wondering at its veracity. There are clearly some people who do not take ownership of the break room, and they are not necessarily responsible. I wonder what really happened to the carafe(')s also.
It's been a while since I posted some fake politeness here. This one has two insincere terms, AND was posted in a shower. That's right, folks. The hotel shower had a sarcastic sign in it. Nowhere is safe. Thanks ("thanks"), John.
Shawn saw this at Big Bone Lick State Park (really) in KY and writes, "I half-expected to see a monkey on a tricycle roll up and offer people rides, but I was ultimately disappointed to see a standard panel van full of tourists ready to see Big Bone. I was also happy to see that the sign was properly amurrica'd with duct tape and a tiny flag."
It's not really Doug standing in the window there. What do you think this is, the red light district? Steph suggests that this is perhaps an actor portraying Doug (does this make the cheezy pose more or less acceptable?) I find everything about this hilarious.
Those people are the designated grouches for the day, simply labeled thus for the cuteness of the sign. Or they are the sane people, who know it's not that exciting to live in a town whose biggest attraction is the fish and game club park and pool. Thanks, Amy.
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Things I see a lot: silica gel "do not eat"; hair dryer labels; inside the bus "do not drill"; Wal-mart sign about IDs; coffee machine with "2" cup sizes; employees must "wash hands"; that failblog post.