Tuesday, 1 June 2010

June CDP Theme Day: Funny Signs


Okay, would you really attempt to drive through there if even there hadn't been any 'do not enter' signs? The second photo shows a hand made sign in Saint-Louis neighbourhood and roughly translates as:
'Do not park in front of the door, bicycles and large parcels come out of here, risk of scratches. Thank you'.
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Vous tenteriez vraiment de passer par là s'il n'y avait pas les panneaux sens interdit, vous ? Le second panneau fait maison m'a bien fait marrer. Je l'ai remarqué dans le quartier Saint-Louis.

30 comments:

Olivier said...

JE SUIS LE PREMIER, c'est rare chez toi...j'aime bien le petit mot, bien vu

Jacob said...

Super theme day shots, Ciel. And yes, I would guess some idiot would try to drive through there even WITH the signs! Well, they would if they drove as badly as some of the morons we have behind the wheel in Florida!

tapirgal said...

LOL!!! I think not! I still like my car.

Nathalie said...

Excellent, le petit mot, hilarant !

Woody said...

I would hope that a driver would get the hint :-)

T. Becque said...

That is funny. I think the concrete barriers would have done it for me!
We must be very serious in Tucson, I could find no funny signs.

Thérèse said...

Petit mot sympathique!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Excellent! I enjoyed them both. This must be a new theme. I like it!

Sharon

Leif Hagen said...

The 2nd sign doesn't look very official ... Sophie could have done a better job with the sign, non?

Bob Crowe said...

I would be deterred by the pair of monster-eye "do not enter" signs more than the concrete barriers. I'd love to see large parcels flying out of the second entryway.

gogouci said...

The only thing missing from the first photo are bright flashing lights.

Small City Scenes said...

Go ahead drive right through the wall--kersmash!!!

Good find. MB

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I guess you'd say they're putting a fine point on the warning. Very funny.

VP said...

The first is really crazy, the second is great and could be here. We have a lot of these homemade signs menacing and imploring people...

Cezar and Léia said...

Sortie de Vélo? How many??? :)
Cool post Ciel!
Léia

Malyss said...

Trop marrant!j'aime bien la menace des rayures! ça au moins je suis sure que c'est efficace!

Bergson said...

pas de rayure SVP

Louis la Vache said...

but,,,but,,.but «Louis» has an itch he can't reach with his hooves! He WANTS rayures!

Gunn said...

They are both very good choices for the theme-day!!:)
The yellow note is my favorite!:)

Catherine said...

Je crois que le petit mot "maison" avec ses arguments vaut les 2 panneaux "sens interdit" ou un "interdiction de stationner".

'Des rayures ! Sur ma bagnole !" ça c'est dissuasif.

Un petit panneau comme je les aime.

BaysideLife said...

The word 'overkill' comes to mind with the first photo, though I suppose there is a reason they felt it necessary. I think the second sign needs to be a little larger. I'd totally ignore something that small--aging eyes and all.

B SQUARED said...

They are so polite.

Loree said...

Ha ha. No one in his right mind would want to drive through ... but you never know. Some people just surprise you.

Clueless in Boston said...

I guess those "Jersey Barriers" are sort of redundant and funny. I like the polite and informative handwritten note better.

Sam, feel free to use the image and text, which I originally got from Nathalie at Avignon DP. With her permission, of course:)

LD said...

Funny! The first sign looks like what cities put up to prevent being sued (ie: "I wouldn't have run into the wall if there had been a sign, officer")

Marie-Noyale said...

J'imagine les gros colis sur les porte-bagages des velos...
C'est joliment et gentiment dit!!

Halcyon said...

J'aime tes panneaux. C'est drole ce que les gens mettront sur leur portailles.

Buck said...

I like the handwritten sign the best, but I must say that the 'Do not enter' signs are pretty funny where they are!

JM said...

I like the bottom one! :-)

Chuck Pefley said...

People are so often both un-thinking and self-centered; their convenience is ALL that matters. I run into this frequently at the market when a car will park blocking the driveway-ramp next to Starbucks ... we merchants must use this ramp to move our heavy carts from the street to the elevator. More than once one of these offenders has been "accidentally" bumped by someone's cart.