This sign could be at only one place—the Seattle airport:
Taken by a friend in South Africa:
On the road between Lone Pine, California, and Death Valley National Park, where I used to do field work:
And at a rest stop near Peterborough, England (home of a spectacular beer festival):
32 thoughts on “Signs”
Why is the guy in the left-bottom corner of the Seattle airport picture getting undressed? Or is that a TSA frisking station?
Holy crap, that’s me!!
HA! Love ’em all– good laffs 🙂
Ah, fills this Seattleites heart with pride… and a sudden desire for a latte.
“Cleaning in progress by *female* operative”? What even is that? How is the “operative’s” sex even remotely relevant?
If the sign was by the male toilets a man might want to defer using the urinals
If it was by the female toilets a woman would be reassured that she can enter without encountering a hairy bloke wielding a mop & bucket 🙂
I believe there are such things as unisex toilets in some public places, but I’ve never come across these ~ with the exception of ‘disabled’ toilets
Michael is right – more often on the continent (Europe as we term it in the UK) one sees lady loo cleaners. Some men are sensitive about this & they will not use a urinal but will only use a cubicle – I am sure there are deep psychological reasons for this!
Now, if that Death Valley pic is <~5y/o, where'n'a hell are your boots, son?
You and your vehicle appear to be developing punctuated spandrels.
Just to continue the theme- I am not able to post a picture here (as far as I know) but I have a photo of a notice outside a U.K. hospital which reads:-
NORTHAMPTON GENERAL HOSPITAL NHS
FAMILY PLANNING ADVICE
USE REAR ENTRANCE
Please can you provide a link?
This is the first time that I have tried to provide a link so fingers crossed. Please try
Yes I know there are neater ways of doing this.
My favorite near Cheltenham, England is:
SECRET NUCLEAR BUNKER —>
Just do a Google image search to see the sign on the roundabout. Classic!
More like ex-secret now tourist attraction:
Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker
A friend took this pic of a ‘toilet remote’ in Japan…Not exactly a sign, per se…
(Wasted opportunity for some great Manglish!)
There’s not much to see in Darwin, but nearby Darwin Falls is one of the coolest places there is.
Gee–it’s almost like that waterfall represents…speciation!
There’s even a recent documentary about that place: Darwin – No Services Ahead
In the gallery one of the residents wears a shirt with a Darwin fish 😉
I’ve been trying to figure out what I should do with this pic, taken a few years ago in rural North Carolina (shocking, I know):
Couldn’t resist the framing…
My proof of longtime US residency: don’t see anything odd about bullet holes in roadsigns…
That ‘resposible gun ownership’ your NRA talk about…?
There’s a great website- signspotting.com -that has hilarious photos. Sorry, I don’t know how to do links.
If any of you happen by SeaTac with time to kill, concourse B has a pretty awesome bronze fish motif on the floor… not just multitudes of salmon species, but plenty of various rockfishes and lingcod and halibut too. It’s almost as if they built the place for bored biologists with a penchant for IDing random things.
Saw the roadsign of this company in southern Limburg while driving south on the A2.
Made me chuckle for a few seconds because it said “Boogers Recycling” 😉
Well if we are posting our own pictures, one I took and posted on my blog
Thanks Jerry for posting these hillarious pics !!
I would like to share this one outside a beer shop somewhere in Bihar, India.
How many of you-all have been to Darwin, Australia? I felt proud there!
I’ve been to Darwin, back in 2000. Lovely place, good prawns down at the harbour.
I didn’t swim in the harbour though, or around it – too many salties hanging about!
Indeed on the salties!
We did swim in Katherine River (in the NP) and were told later by the helpful NP official (are they called “rangers” in Oz as in the US?): “No worries! No salties in there; but loads of freshies. They won’t eatcha, they’ll just tasteya!”
Thanks for letting us know ahad of time! ;^)
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