I Saw the Signs

I don’t care what they call it.  I’m pretty sure there’s no honey in this bucket.

Now this changing table from a restroom in the crypt of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London is appropriately labeled.
Those things are always pretty nappy.

Be afraid.  Be very afraid.  I don’t see Beware of Dog signs very much anymore but these seem to be cropping up everywhere.  You’d better watch out.  They’re all around us.  Some may even live on your very street…or in your HOUSE!  Watch for signs.

Seriously?  None at all?  On this, not-recently-barfed-on cement slab in downtown Seattle?  Okay.  I’ll try to restrain myself.  Maybe there’s a sweet spot down by the shipping yards.

I love the endorsements on political signs.
Was he endorsed by some Washington nurses association or is his mom just a nurse and she really likes him?  I’m endorsed by software programmers, escape artists, people named Allysha and the Democratic Party (I figure that if at least 20 people living on the internet link to my site, and the internet was invented by Al Gore, it just stands to reason…).  Maybe I should run for office.

Those things are always pretty nappy.
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24 Responses to I Saw the Signs

  1. andrea says:

    Is ‘nappy’ an Americanism that I’m just not cool enough to understand?

  2. Tess says:

    honey bucket *snort* mcnasty …

  3. chris says:

    but but that cement slab looks so PERFECT for camping

  4. Andrea – In my world, it has come to mean icky, nasty, dirty or gross. You are far too cool to understand it. That’s the problem.

  5. surcie says:

    You’d get my vote!

  6. jeana says:

    Not only are you endoresed by me currently, but you will continue to be in the Days to Come.

  7. Bobita says:

    Hee-hee! Honey bucket! (Hey, now that I’m thinking about it…that is pretty nasty! Eeeewww!) You have to wonder who was the genius behind that marvelous, not-at-all-descriptive name?! Genius, absolute genius!

  8. HLH says:

    as long as you don’t call my house railing on and on about your campaign I’ll vote for you.

  9. A Scottish lady that used to babysit me when I was a baby called diapers “nappies”. Or was it “waddies”?

  10. random says:

    fyi, in england ‘diapers’ are called ‘nappies’.

  11. Jessica says:

    The Honey Bucket? Yuck. I love the names they put on those things, one of my favorites I have seen is “Almost Home”. What? That is nowhere NEAR home for me, but its nice that they are trying to inspire some sort of comforting image while in a tiny plastic enclosure smelling of other people’s “business”.

  12. Sketchy says:

    No camping on the barfed on slab of concrete in downtown Seattle? Man what am I going to do for my vacation now???

    PS: You can count on Pennsylvanians for their support.

  13. Stephanie says:

    You funny, funny lady.

  14. Michelle says:

    I love the caution: children at play signs. They’re always put up by the crazy mom in the neighborhood.

  15. Your children at play signs are really enlightened grammatically. 🙂 The ones near me all say Slow Children at Play, with no punctuation, as if to tell you they’re easy to run over because they can’t get out of the way.

  16. jodijean says:

    one of the funniest signs that makes me giggle everytime i see it is a sign that there is a deaf child on my sister’s block. one time while driving down the street there were a pile of clothes in close proximity to the sign, oh no. now there was a deaf AND naked child running around. AHHH!

  17. allysha says:

    yes, yes, run for office! can I be your campaign manager? i’m witty and can walk fast. do you have any other qualifications? thanks for the endorsement of my endorsement.

  18. Jennifer says:

    Too funny! I just about rearedned a car yesterday when I saw a honey bucket driving the other way. I was too perplexed to drive I guess!

  19. Margaret says:

    I think you should hire allysha. I don’t know her, but she is witty and can walk fast, and what more do you need in a campaign manager.

    And maybe the Honey Bucket it’s that whole thing that Juliet figured out, but the septics DIDN’T figure out yet that, no, really, a potty by any other name – is still a hole full of you-know-what.

    P.S. My dad says that poor Mr. Crapper always gets a bad rap, just because he invented the port-a-potty, so maybe “the industry” is trying to give him a break. A potty break, as it were.

  20. KYouell says:

    Near my family’s cabin in Montana there is a sign just like Kelli in the Mirror has. We always thought it was rude to label those kids “slow.”

    My favorite was a Wyoming DOT sign that said, “Perpare to stop.” Ok, I’m perpared. Now should I prepare too?

  21. Erin says:

    I find the “Slow Children at Play” ones even funnier then the “Caution Children” ones. Growing up I used to tease one of my brother’s friends who had that sign right outside his house that he was the slow child the sign was talking about.

  22. Carolee says:

    Okay — you beat me to my idea. We’re moving to Lagos, Nigeria (see my blog lookingforgoodinlagos.blogspot.com) and when I took my trip there this past summer to see if I could handle it, there were all kinds of funny and strange signs all over the place. I knew I would have to have a blog entry sometime with pictures — but I just didn’t have opportunity then to take the pictures. My favorite was a cement wall that had a stenciled sign on it every few feet that said “Do Not Unirate.”

  23. Tess says:

    *guffaw* I forgot to comment this yesterday – but we have a portapotty company which is called “Got-A-Go” They have a big black hummer that drives around with that on their license plate.


  24. Margaret says:

    Let’s talk about signs in Africa for a second, Carolee. Some of my friends went to Tanzania 4 or 5 years ago on a project for our work, and came back with pictures of really funny signs. Two of my favorites were:

    “Please do not seat on the tortoise.”

    and, more to the topic,

    “Do not answer natures call in public places.”

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