Thursday, January 14, 2010

more swearing

i would swear, on most things holy, that i used to think that the handicapped sign on the bathroom door was telling everyone what was supposed to be done in that room.
specifically, i thought it was a crude drawing of a toilet.
and i wondered why they had to tell people what to do in there.
like any of us thought "hey! i wonder if thats the door to the carnival!"

now many alert readers (to borrow a phrase from dave barry) would ask me why i didnt wonder why that same sign was in parking lots all over the place
and i have no good answer
and no. i didnt think that they were suggesting that everyone drop trou and do their thing right in front of your local supermarket
i guess i just didnt put two and two together
they thought i was bright back in the day
little did they know....

12 comments:

Diane said...

This reminds me of that episode of Friends when Monica's little boy-toy was telling her how, when he was little, he thought "At Gunpoint" was a place (as in the news headline, "Two Tourists Were Robbed at Gunpoint") and he couldn't figure out why on EARTH people kept going there!

Tony said...

I always thought the deer crossing signs meant that there were flying deer around. Signs need to be more specific...

Kate said...

I always thought the child crossing showed kids who were being dragged to school by the parents.

Kate xx

Irish Gumbo said...

So its not the door to the carnival? Shee-it...that explains all the weird looks I kept asking people in the john if they knew where the funnels cake stand was...oh, and whooping noises...

secret agent woman said...

I don't think I was ever confused by signs, although I often find then funny.

Brian Miller said...

you mean we are not supposed to do that in the parking lot?

The Dental Maven said...

That's freaking HILARIOUS!!!

Marla said...

That's what you get for swearing. You crack me up!

Pearl said...

:-)

I can't say that I've had a similar experience, but it amuses me no end that you've had this one.

Pearl

justsomethoughts... said...

diane - i wouldnt go there either. crazy mofos

tony - they are. there were. i dont know why you find that strange

kate - it was. it was a silhouette of my mother.

irish - it took me a while. no kissing booth, no bobbing for apples, no dunking booth...

secret agent - maybe thats why i'm me.

mr miller - "we" is a relative term. perhaps we should have a talk.

tooth teller - thank you.

marla - if that's all i ever get for the prodigious swearing i do, i'll be ok.

pearl - thank you.

creative kerfuffle said...

i won't even talk about those slow children playing signs.

Georgina said...

I use to think the road work sign (the one with the stick man shoveling) looked like he was opening an umbrella. - G