Kathryn writes, "A customer returned an item last night and we forgot to make a note explaining why it was returned. So when my manager came in this morning and found it sitting behind the counter, he was clearly confused.
Ultimately though, he does have a point. Why is this large question mark in quotes here? I certainly don't have an answer for that."
Julia writes, "This little poster, which dates from 1961 and advertises an appearance at Liverpool's Casbah Club, was handwritten by Neil Aspinall, the man who later became the Beatles road manager!" So I guess this early in the Beatles' career, they had to go with an anonymous endorsement (more beatles here and here).
Roy explains, "Ironically enough, the hot water was restored by the time the signs were posted, yet the signs were not removed for 2 days. I guess the misused quotation marks on the word "NO" actually made the sign more accurate!"
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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.