Friday, February 27, 2009

Signs of the times!

This stuff is impossible to make up even if you hired a genius. I'm amazed at how much easier it is to be just plain 'stupid' than it is to effectively use your amply proportioned brain. Take for instance the following signs:

Okay, so I get the deal about no parking between 2.00am and 5.00am. I personally don't see why, but... whatever! How do you explain the idea that between 8.00am and 5.00pm you can only park for fifteen minutes, but between 9.00am and 6.00pm you can park for 2 hours??? Are they serious??? Did the town council really elect to take hard earned tax payer dollars and put up this sign? "Creature resembling big foot"??? What the heck does that mean? Does the local sheriffs office have a 'mug shot' on file for "Big Foot," so that as the reported sightings 'flooded' in, they compared the eye witness descriptions to their file copy and determined that it was becoming a safety hazard to allow people run around this town without at least being aware of the possibility that 'Big Foot' might be crossing the street?
Okay, this scenario is fascinating. I'm hurtling down the interstate at say, oh I don't know, seventy five or eighty miles an hour (hope no cops are reading this), trying to get to my destination in time for dinner, when I come upon this sign. "Wow" I say to myself, "Self, you know you've always wanted a bathroom tour, and especially a free one! Why don't you let off the gas and take the Boulder Highway exit. I promise you're in for a treat. It's a free bathroom tour!!"

Hmmm, let me see. The car needs alignment, and as I drive towards the shop with the front end of my car looking like I'm turning left even though I'm going straight, I happen upon this sign. I'm super motivated to stop at this shop, it looks like they'll really be good at aligning vehicles so that they work just right. Why don't you meet me at the alignment shop so we can catch up? Better still, meet me at the free bathroom tours right off the Boulder Highway exit on the interstate. Have a frivolous weekend.


Joey said...

My all time favorite is the simple "No P " sign. as if we need to be reminded not to pee...