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A Dozen Funny Signs


Today is the first day of classes at the university, and there's lots of emotion — excitement, anticipation, happiness, and undoubtedly fear. I don't know if amazement is an emotion, but if it is, I'm experiencing it as I begin my 40th year of teaching! Where has the time gone?! Some of you reading this had me as a teacher my very first year of teaching high school, way back in the fall of 1973. Quite a few years ago I started to teach "grandstudents" — the children of former students. I don't know if I'll be teaching long enough to teach "great-grandstudents," but that phenomenon could start to happen in not too many years. Last year I had a student whose grandfather was younger than I! It must be a sign of something.

Speaking of signs, it's been a while since I posted funny signs, and my readers have been working hard to keep me supplied. So, on to the funny signs....

It seems as if these belts might not do a very good job of holding up a pair of pants.

Speaking of pants, anyone brave enough to buy some of these pants?

Is there such a thing as imperfect perfection?

One of my French students who reads my blog sent me the following sign.

For those who don't read French, it says, "We remind ducks that it is formally forbidden for them to eat bread. An abusive consumption of bread can cause the death of ducklings. Thank you."

Sticking with the food/eating theme, here's a great name for a Chinese restaurant.

That reminds me of a cookbook called 101 Ways to Wok Your Dog.

With the weather still hot, this next sign should drum up some business.

Isn't this next one mouth watering?!

You may want to avoid eating in some general stores.

Here are several signs that are head-scratchers.

In both French and German trains I've seen signs telling people not to flush when the train is in the station.

This is my idea of the perfect size of a road work zone.

Here's a bargain you might be able to resist.

I kept seeing a sign on my way to church that made me think of people I know named Ethan. I thought I'd better take a picture of it before they replaced the missing O.

I'll make it a baker's dozen by ending with one that makes perfect sense to me.

If you spot a funny sign, please capture it and send it my way. Thanks to those who did that and made this post possible.

quotation...

"How many Christians and churches have been demonized for no wrongdoing but for supposedly being on the slippery slope to wrongdoing, not for violating God’s Word but for breaking through a manmade hedge about it. Usually what they are called is worldy, but with no Scriptural reference to worldliness." — Drew Conley from his powerful messsage “Twisted Religion,” from Matthew 23:23-36

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Rob

If someone has a mid-life crisis while playing hide and seek, does he automatically lose because he can't find himself?


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4 Comments on “A Dozen Funny Signs”

  1. #1 Michael
    on Aug 29th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I wonder what Amish beer is like.

  2. #2 Steve Coon
    on Aug 29th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I can’t quit laughing about that last, perfect sign, or keep from thinking of more people I have to send it to! One of my dad’s favorite sayings in life (and now one of mine) was, “You can’t short-circuit the planning stage!”

  3. #3 Jan
    on Aug 30th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I always enjoy your posts and the quotations that you put at the end. Thanks for the link to the sermon. That was quite powerful and worth the time it took to listen.

  4. #4 deb :)
    on Aug 31st, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I really love all of your posts on funny signs! I have one that I have been wanting to send you a picture of here in your hometown, which I think you would really enjoy! I know that you also posted one of the smokehouse on another blog post. I will try to get that off to you!