Monday, April 03, 2006

Stating the obvious

Sometimes, we come across a sign that stops us in our tracks. These days, people sue for virtually no reason - McDonald's and hot coffee, anyone? - so it's a logical assumption that retailers are simply covering their assets by posting signs like this.

Although I understand the logic, what this trend says about the spirit of society is more than a little depressing.

Your turn: Have you come across any similar stating-the-obvious-type signs?


Anonymous said...

I like it, Carmi - the inherent irony is marvelous!

And having been married to a smoker, I'd have to agree with the necessity - a lot of them seem to forget their butts are, you know, BURNING, when they flick them away.

ƒåυνέ said...

My hair dryer has a tag that says not to use while sleeping. The one about water I could see...but sleeping?!?!?

mattviews said...

I drove past a sign that says "Caution Water on Road During Rain"

kenju said...

How about this one: "Do not use this iron to iron clothes you are currently wearing".

keda said...

when the tubes were bombed recently there were big motorway signs saying "avoid london area closed"

one friend was on her way home and saw it and sent a picture (not this one- its in the depths of my emails...).