Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Not great care, but at least "very good".

Angie W. found a handful of signs like this one in the radiology department of a hospital in Toledo, OH.

I personally suspect that this is part of a brainwashing campaign, so that when you get the customer satisfaction survey later on, and they ask, "Did you receive VERY GOOD CARE?" you find yourself saying, "hmm, that sounds so familiar. That must be the right answer!"

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

you can fly!

Sara found this in Maui . . . the message is, "please don't feed the dolphins", but Sara wonders about the somewhat otherworldly quality of the stick figure in the photo--"Why is he floating in the air?"

Ah, perhaps they are trying to warn you that, if you DO attempt to feed the dolphins, you will be summarily plucked up by an even larger and scarier mammal?

(to me he looks like he is being pinched by the shoulder and forcibly removed.)

Thanks for the great sign, Sara!

well, can it? huh, huh?! can it?!

Eric M. found this fabulous specimen (that is surely worthy of the grammar police on so many levels!) in his apartment building. He wondered why they left out the question mark.

There is so much else wrong with this sign that I don't even know where to send it first!

Monday, December 24, 2007

On prohibitions, ambiguous

Andrea R. is excited about the fun that will surely ensue when we take this sign's directions at face value.

Although carts are most certainly NOT toys, the management really DOES want you to treat them as such. Maybe that's why they are encouraging riders to remain seated?
Thanks, Andrea!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

lots of gems here

But the best was "the one that got away" . . . Janessa T. spotted this sign in Spokane, WA but regrets not having been able to get a picture of her receipt, where she was charged for "calm chowder".

I like the claim that the soups (though they're not committing in terms of WHICH soup they're talking about, apparently--although I HOPE it's the Cheddar Cauliflower!) are "Healty!"

Also of note are the sincere and heartfelt sorrow over the demise of their chicken sandwich, as well as their continual reassurance that, should you want it HOT, they can make it hot!

as long as it's not chicken . . . (TRY TURKEY!!!)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

it's getting more and more exclusive around here . . .

Jim D found this at a local pet-supply store.

I wonder if it needs to be a one-year lease or if they'll accept pets with a six-month lease?

(yeah, I realize I'm not THAT funny. if you can come up with a funnier punchline, you're welcome to go at it!)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

well, it IS Pittsburgh, after all . . .

Matthew H. wonders about this sign-- "I dunno, I always was taught that only stop signs were octagon shaped . . . "

I don't know either, Matthew . . . but I've learned not to mess with you Pittsburgh types!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

sorry, I've been a bit negligent

but I'm BAAACCK . . . wah, wah, excuses, excuses, surgery, blah blah blah.

anyway, let's get started with another pee sign--this one's from Andrew W, who I'm sure is wondering, as I am, if they mean "not ever", "not anywhere", or simply, "not right here, please!"?

Sunday, December 9, 2007

how to tell you're too dumb to get out of bed in the morning.

Yes, it's true. If you stick your hand into a burning flame, it is likely to be, well, HOT.

I suspect this one came from Andrew W, but if I'm mistaken, please let me know!

Friday, December 7, 2007

pork butts and other delicacies

Rachel saw this at her local Kroger, and said, "I thought it was a bit crass for a national grocery store chain."

I personally am not sure what to make of this; I do have fond memories of my grandma serving "boston butt", but (oops, I mean, HOWEVER) I have so much trouble buying meat today because I never see signs for the meats that match the names Grandma used . . .
and while we're on "gross meats", I have to give a shout-out to Miss Heather for this wonderful contribution. Yum, yum!