No Parking I Think


I can across this “No Parking” sign (see picture, and double click on image to enlarge)– but instead of being clear or giving reasons – such as “No parking: Access Required 24 hours”, it states:


Property of
Macdonalds, Solicitors
Trespassers will be
Subject to
interdict proceedings”

— Interdict Proceedings? Woah — is that scary? What exactly is that?
So — can we park or not? — after all, it doesn’t say “No Parking”

Things are definitely getting worse when lawyers do road signs; drivers need to employ a defence lawyer just to translate and work out where they can park!


Poor Barry

[Picture of Barry's shop with story about Barry]POOR BARRY – WHOEVER HE IS!

I was strolling through Shawlands the other day and saw that the newsagents — Barry’s — had an unusual way of informing people of Barry’s situation or whereabouts.  As I had my camera with me, I could not resist taking the picture for you all to enjoy. Click on the image to enlarge.

Things are getting worse when a post-it note won’t do.


[Picture of space where hand drier was, and a sign about saving the planet]DO YOU ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN YOU VISIT THE TOILET?

Some people do, and some don’t.  It is difficult to wash hands when basins have no rubber bungs, no soap, and no hot water.  If there is no bung, you can only wash one hand at a time because the other hand is invariably holding down the tap.

Next on the list is drying.  I see so many guys leaving Gents’ toilets rubbing their damp hands down their trousers!

Paper towels are good, but messy (and can run out).  Hand dryers are popular, but they are noisy and people have to queue to use them (hence the impatient trouser-wipers).

It seems that the trouser-wipers are actually onto something, from a “saving-the-planet” viewpoint, as evidenced by the photograph here (just click on the image to enlarge). It states:

“We’ve given the
thumbs up to energy
saving hand dryers.
These hand dryers work faster and save
80% of the energy used by traditional dryers.
Plan A”

Things are definitely getting worse when there are no dryers and no towels and as we wipe on our denims we can read the stupid sign and feel that we’re “doing our bit” to save Earth. By the way, the 20% energy rating must be down to the trouser-wipe!


[Pictutre of misspelled shop sign]ALL NOTES SCANED.

What does that mean? Perhaps it means that they have a method of verifying the authenticity of banknotes — but wouldn’t that be “scanned”?

Perhaps this shop ought to verify the authenticity of the spelling of a word used on their shop front.  Yes, things are getting worse.

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