Thursday, October 9, 2008


I was a sign painter in my PK (pre-kids) life. I loved my job and 
learned a lot. I learned that most people don't notice or read signs. 
But I notice signs, yes sir I do. Here is a sampling of interesting 
ones I have noticed right here in our town:

I noticed this one as we were sitting in the car waiting for the ferry. I think 
the thing that gets me is why does it say doggy? And why use the word poop?
Is it only in Alaska that such terminology would be used instead of something
a little more, oh I don't know, professional?

Click this so you can read it or you won't believe me.

In the airport. Now I know this has to be an Alaskan thing. Where else 
would they have had such a problem that they feel a need to warn you 
about leaving a fishy smell in their rental car? And animals in the trunk-
do I even want to know?

I couldn't agree more...

This made me wonder what would happen if someone
 teeter tottered  more than 5 M.P.H.

And this one--I was supposed to be helping by eyeballing the sign to 
level it but I chose instead to focus on sneaking a flattering picture of the 
famous Mr. Home Repair. Go ahead--click on it--you know you want to. 

Hey--could you hold a pen in your mouth like that while lying on your back, 
wearing sandals and one knee pad with highwater Carhartts, balancing the sign 
with one hand and holding one eye shut? 

I didn't think so.


Kathy said...

I love the way you built up to the climax! Excellent. I am still giggling.

Becky said...

LOL... you are too funny. I love the pic of your hubs... classic 'caught ya' moment. :-D

Caution Flag said...

I love signs. Just love them.

And your man? A rare talent and ravishing, too? (can a man be ravishing?)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love the signs too funny... I looked to see what day I mailed the packages I mailed them on the 19th..of September... the other two got theirs quite some time ago but yours ...I hope is not lost I find it hard to believe that the one time I did not pay for the insurance on a package I should have :( Not that money could replace what I put into yours dang it anyway... Sigh... I reckon I will begin working on another package to send INSURED this time... they had told me 5 to 7 days shipping time. I am sorry that you have not gotten it yet. Hugs Laura

Karen Deborah said...

only Popeye and your man! HILARIOUS post and uh the teeter totter sign is to warn cars right? Although I like your take on it better. The AVIS sign is tooooo funny. Down in the boondocks...
I ain't got no comment on the doggy poop except did Debbie ask for a disclaimer from you too?

Karen Deborah said...

um and I'm supposed to be doing a pay it forward thing, how'd that go again? Send three people a happy? you know my dementia is not specific, but I do recall that I said I would do it.

mary said...

What a hoot! I am still laughing about the teeter totter - I think my Mason can go at least 10 miles an hour on one. I agree, your husband is very multi-talented :) Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I'm laughing (and wondering how to rehabilitate my reputation of being a spoil-sport regarding the "unsavories" in life -- hmmmmmm ... I guess I'll just grin and bear it, 'cuz I'm having too much fun to bother worrying). ; )

I am glad I read the delicious apple pie recipe BEFORE coming to this post and reading about sights and smells most unpleasant. Ha Ha!

Anonymous said...

I'm a first-time visitor, and I love your signs. You definitely have some intereting ones up there!

And I am impressed that your husband can do all of that at once. My experience has been that most men are NOT multi-taskers! :)