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Signs of Interest


Recently our son Mark sent me a picture of a sign he passes frequently. The unfortunate sign that has somehow lost one letter:

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When I looked in that folder, I found some great signs I had forgotten about. Hope you enjoy them.

This picture was sent by a reader who found the combination of businesses next to each other amusing. You can click on the picture below to see a larger version.

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The situation below looks confusing for anyone dependent on the bus system.

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Parking near this group of signs may just be asking for a parking ticket.

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(for those who don't speak French, the signs read, from top to bottom: No Parking 10 a.m - 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays from April 1st to Dec. 1st; Two-hour parking from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Except for those with resident permits from Sector 31; Except during forbidden times) So......... who can safely park there, and when?!

I'm surprised there aren't more slips of paper missing from the sign below!

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It would be fun to see the following sign right next to the sign above.

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The next sign lacks specificity, but still gets the message across.

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This restaurant's name gives ample warning.

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With many receding hairlines, this next place is trying to be recession proof.

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I wonder if this sign is selling baldness or offering treatment for it.

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This next sign will probably not draw too many shoppers.

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The customers might be flocking to this Walmart instead.

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The following sign used to protrude even more.

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The following sign needs a protrusion ... or maybe better planning, as the sign suggests.

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Thanks to many readers who send me pictures and stories. Please keep 'em coming!

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"The chief value of jars of clay is not what they are, but what they contain." - Drew Conley

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Rob

Bumper sticker I saw yesterday: Drive now. Talk later. (from CarTalk)


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8 Comments on “Signs of Interest”

  1. #1 b.j.
    on Feb 4th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I found the first sign funny, but even more ironic considering the name of the company buying “God”!

    That engineering phone number sounds like something my brothers would do. And, there is just too much wrong with that meat and sausage shop being in the same complex as the other businesses!
    Funny stuff! Keep it coming…

    Are you going to do anything regarding valentine’s day? I love printing off your blog for each of the holidays and bringing the page to work. The farmers get a lot of laughs in the morning from them!

  2. #2 Jenni
    on Feb 4th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    ha ha! The Soon Fatt sign reminded me a couple I saw on Guam. Sadly, I never took pictures. One was a Chinese restaurant called Big Stomach. The other was 25 Hour Mart. (Which was closed the entire 2 years I lived there!) -Jenni

  3. #3 Richard
    on Feb 4th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Might be my son’s bumper sticker. He has a white jeep with that on it. We all are tired of drivers that drive erratically only to see them yapping on their phone oblivious to the world around them!

  4. #4 Rob
    on Feb 5th, 2010 at 8:12 am

    @b.j. – That was rather ironic about Lord Jewelers, wasn’t it? :-) As far as a Valentine’s Day post, I will look through my files to see if there’s anything I haven’t posted yet. In the meantime, you can click on Valentines in the tag cloud and print out any of the past posts.

    @Jenni – That name “Big Stomach” conjures up all kinds of images in my mind…. The closed store 25 Hour Mart is pretty funny too. Thanks for sharing those.

    @Richard – It was in the church parking lot Wednesday evening, but I don’t remember what the car looked like. It may well have been Spencer’s….

  5. #5 Vikki
    on Feb 5th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Talking about crazy names for restaurants. We found on right here in Greenville when we moved here 4 years ago that caught our attention – Fatz Cafe. Why would anyone pick a name like Fatz for an eating place? It’s like naming a buffet restaurant Hog Heaven!

  6. #6 Carrie
    on Feb 5th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    You heard about the guy with a bumper sticker reading, “Hang up and drive” and he was shaving as he drove?

    It looks like the guy hanging the 0% off sign is having a little trouble!

  7. #7 Michael
    on Feb 5th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I want to know what the rest of the protruding sign said when it protruded more. The whole concept seems ridiculous.

  8. #8 Rob
    on Feb 6th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    @Vikki – That was my reaction to the name Fatz when I first heard of it. I guess they’re putting it all out there, so to speak….

    @Carrie – That’s quite a mental image you just painted with the guy shaving and disapproving of people who multitask behind the wheel.

    @Michael – I guess the portion remaining wasn’t sufficient warning to hapless drivers passing by too closely.


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