You know what they say - "There's never a comma around when you need one!" And sometimes we all just need to have our personal spacing respected, too. Here are a few photos of signs I've come across in my travels that made me smile. (click to enlarge)
Photo #1 Church
What’s the hurry if there’s no goodies afterwards?!
Recommendation: If the Lenten Sign Kit didn’t come with punctuation, then use three lines instead of two.
Photo #2 Restaurant near the beach
Misleading. I’ve been in there plenty of times without my cat, and I’ve always been served!
Recommendation: How about “YOU CAN'T COME IN HERE UNLESS YOU COVER YOUR HAIRY, SWEATY, SORRY SELF UP! AND LEAVE YOUR MUD-CAKED FRISBEE-SLATHERING DOG IN THE TRUCK.” Granted, it will have to be a bigger sign, but it's so much clearer. Effective communication is always the key to success!
Photo #3 Rental Hall
“I just don’t understand why we aren’t booking any events!”
Recommendation: If you want people to patronize your business, you might try looking like you're OPEN.
Finally, to offset the first three communication pretzels, here is, IMHO, a prize-winning example of effective signage. It comes right to the point; there’s nothing ambiguous, misplaced, or poorly punctuated. And yes, that is another sign in the back window with a phone number to call for the price. What more is there to say?
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