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December 23, 1998

British Signs

A Touch of Nostalgia

A LITTLE PIECE OF HOME

I recently came across the following collection of signs observed in Good Old England. So we donít have so many billionaires, and our corporations arenít as ruthlessly efficient. Who cares?

  • In a London department store:
    BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS
  • In an office:
    WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN
  • In an office:
    AFTER TEA BREAK STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD
  • On a church door:
    THIS IS THE GATE OF HEAVEN. ENTER YE ALL BY THIS DOOR. (THIS DOOR IS KEPT LOCKED BECAUSE OF THE DRAFT. PLEASE USE SIDE DOOR.)
  • Outside a secondhand shop:
    WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?
  • Outside a photographer's studio:
    OUT TO LUNCH: IF NOT BACK BY FIVE, OUT FOR DINNER ALSO
  • Seen at the side of a Sussex road:
    SLOW CATTLE CROSSING. NO OVERTAKING FOR THE NEXT 100 YRS.
  • Outside a disco:
    SMARTS IS THE MOST EXCLUSIVE DISCO IN TOWN. EVERYONE WELCOME
 
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