No Parking Reason

[picture of strange no parking sign]THE SIGN IS PLAIN; IT STATES “NO PARKING” AND “24 HOUR ACCESS”.

The sign uses a nice clear font, black lettering on white, and a good size too — able to be read from the car — no need to park and get out to read this sign!

It contains all the relevant information — no threats of clamping, towing away or a fine.  It is quite to the point and succinct — until you spot the tiny yellow warning triangle at the top right corner.

Know, you do have to park, get out and go up to see what this is about.

[picture of strange no parking sign close-up]

How bizarre is that?  The warning triangle has a drawing of a running child, a trike and a ball along with a garage door that seems to be opening and closing at the same time.

As far as I am aware, this is not in the “Highway Code”, so someone has gone to a great deal of trouble to think up this sign and use it in this strange manner.

It may be that the sign maker had a sudden panic; what if non-English speakers wanted to park their car, the sign would not be understood!  This warning triangle seems like an after-thought. It is not a proper size to be seen from a short distance!

Oddly, there is a no-parking sign in the “Highway Code”, which begs the question — why didn’t they just use that instead?

Clearly, they wanted to provide reasons, using illustration.  However, this child and his toys do not really explain the requirement for 24 hour access!

Things are getting worse when we invent road signs that cannot be easily seen nor understood.

Council Cleaning Con

[Picture of shop poster for volunteers]THE CITY COUNCIL ALWAYS AMAZES ME BY THEIR SHIRKING OF RESPONSIBILITY.

Take this poster for example.  Double left click on the image to enlarge.

This is a poster in a charity chop window on Kilmarnock Rd (which is the main street in Shawlands). It is about so-called “Community cleaning of a lane”.

[close up picture of volunteer poster]

Yes, it is advertising the fact that the council wants local residents to clean their own streets and lane.  Hey, isn’t that what we pay council tax for?

Things are getting worse when the council can take council tax from us, and then get us to do the work ourselves! How Bizarre!

Kebab Lunch

[picture of kebab junction menu]I WAS STRUCK BY THE MENU POSTED AT KEBAB JUNCTION, SO I HAD TO TAKE A SNAPSHOT FOR THIS SITE.

Please double left click on the image to enlarge.

If you cannot see the image for some reason, it states:

KEBAB JUNCTIONS
LUNCH TIME MEAL DEALS

Chick/ Lmb + chips

Kebab + chips

Pizza + chips (1 topping)

Chips + cheese

Don + chips

Spicy chicken + chips

Tandoori chicken + chips

Curry souce + rice

Chips cheese + curry souce

Baked patatoe + spicy chick/lamb

The lack of apostrophe in the shop’s name pales in comparison with the spelling of sauce (souce) and potato (patatoe). On the one hand they have lamb, on the other it’s abbreviated to Lmb.

Things are certainly getting worse when, in a kebab shop called “Kebab Junction, almost everything has chips, and “kebabs” are somewhat thin on the ground!

UFO Parking Bay

I SAW A VERY STRANGE THING IN THE CAR PARK OF THE ASDA SUPERMARKET IN GOVAN LAST NIGHT.

Normally (in my personal experience), supermarket car parks contain car parking bays and places for stacking up shopping carts.

Determining the one from the other is fairly straightforward; the bays for the carts have a trolley or two and rails at the sides to demarcate the region and to prevent damage to cars parked in the bays each side.

[picture of dead bay in car park]However, if you double left click on the image, you will see that this is a zone that is completely enclosed!  A trolley could not be wheeled in, and a car, pram or bike cannot be parked there — so this begs the question: what is this all about?

Things are getting worse when valuable parking space is wasted for no apparent reason. How bizarre! The only answer we can come up with is for UFOs.

Blind Smokers!

[No smoking wall sign in braille]IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT I CAME ACROSS A BRAILLE NO SMOKING SIGN TODAY.

Yes; it’s true.  In the middle of a wall, a sign with Braille for blind people to read should they happen across it.

Things are getting worse when a blind smoker has to feel around all the walls to check in case there is a sign forbidding smoking!

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