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Signs of Summer

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As we approach the first official day of summer, there are many signs here in sunny South Carolina that summer has already come. After several years of severe drought, we have returned to our usual pattern of heat building all day until the daily late afternoon/early evening thunderstorm. We've lived in this house for five years, and our lawn has never been this green at this point in the summer! The meteorologists are predicting that tomorrow we will at least tie the record temp of 98° F.

People have told me that my posts of funny signs are among their favorite. My readers have been great about sending me pictures of signs they've seen or links to great sources of signs. Here are 15 that I hope will bring you a chuckle or two.

Mosquitoes are a bane of my summer existence. I hope I don't see this sign near our house!

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Does a cool dip sound good? This no swimming sign might keep you from taking one, though.

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If lobster comes to mind when you see this sign, be sure to read the small print near the price.

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I'm not sure if this is the place I would seek comfort....

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I don't think I'd seek comfort here either....

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Here's a new take on the old "When is a door not a door?" joke.

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A reader who lives in Scotland sent this picture from a hotel shower there.

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The person who sent me this one was concerned that both businesses have the same phone number.

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A reader took this one in her family's favorite Mexican restaurant.

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Here's another "cat" sign....

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A reader took this one of a sign in a car on campus this week for a home school conference.

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Which way do we go?

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Be sure you qualify to park here.

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Can you figure out who this special lane is for?

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Even if you hate stop signs, I'll bet you'd laugh if you came upon this one.

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Please be on the look out for funny signs and send them my way. Do you have a favorite among these?


"Our sin always drags others into the vortex of its power." - Dr. Drew Conley

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Have you ever been tempted to ask some total strangers you meet in public, "Excuse me, but would I offend you if I didn't show off my bare midriff or my underwear?"

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11 Comments on “Signs of Summer”

  1. #1 Dave
    on Jun 18th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    It’s a bit off topic, but take a look at my latest wall photo. It’s a menu entry that’s badly misspelled. You can save it if you like and use it in a future post.

    Of the signs I’d have to say the unsocialized homeschoolers is the funniest.

    .-= Dave’s most recent blog post … Fun with the Abacus =-.

  2. #2 Rob
    on Jun 18th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    @Dave – I nabbed the picture from your FB and will use it for sure. Thanks!

  3. #3 Sue
    on Jun 18th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    My favorite is the last one. That’s hilarious.

  4. #4 Barbara H.
    on Jun 18th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Loved these! The mosquito and stop signs are my favorites.

  5. #5 Carrie
    on Jun 19th, 2009 at 1:55 am

    I’m curious if the 5 kittens are from the “cat” on the lost cat poster. . .

    Our weather has been unseasonable warm–in the 80s, but now it’s back to normal–the 60s. I liked the sun better! I certainly do not envy your upper 90s!

    .-= Carrie’s most recent blog post … Another Plumbing Adventure! =-.

  6. #6 Sarah
    on Jun 19th, 2009 at 8:41 am

    As for your very final statement, I’ve always thought it would be interesting to step on the bottom cuff of excessively baggy jeans as the wearer walked by – and then ask the embarrassed person why he cared if all of his boxers were exposed instead of just half! Needless to say, I haven’t let this idea go beyond my imagination….

  7. #7 Janet
    on Jun 19th, 2009 at 11:56 am

    My favorite is the lost cat! I laughed ’til I cried, especially the “NOT housebroken.” I would have left a message: “Uh, . . . . that isn’t a cat!” I wonder where it was sleeping? Hanging from her canopy bed by its tail?

    I’m emailing you a sign I found in Florida on Marathon Key in a local restaurant.

  8. #8 Vikki
    on Jun 19th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    That is sure the ugliest cat I’ve ever seen . . . I sure hope it was put up as a joke! Wonder if anyone ever called and claimed their “cat.”

  9. #9 Kathleen
    on Jun 20th, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Hey! I recognize that sign from the hotel room! I think my brother must have emailed you!

    One sign we saw all over while traveling in the US recently that struck us as funny was “No Solicitors”. In Scotland, solicitors are lawyers!

  10. #10 Rob
    on Jun 22nd, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Sorry, I’m dreadfully behind on replying to comments – a very full weekend. 🙂 A couple of answers or comments: Carrie, I had the same thought. Sarah, LOL … and thanks for just leaving it to imagination, which is plenty already. Kathleen, it was indeed your brother. 🙂 Janet and Vikki, some good thoughts on that “cat.” I’m a cat-person, but not partial to that particular breed.

  11. #11 b.j.
    on Jun 22nd, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    To Sarah, I have had the same thoughts! Must resist the urge…

    Kathleen, I think that’s so funny about the no solicitors, but probably pretty accurate regardless! haha! Thanks Rob, for posting the comments as well as the posts. Some of the comments are almost as funny as the posts! or at least add to it quite a bit!