As I’ve commented before, when I get the chance, I like to “collect” signs, etc. which I see as I go about my daily business. These can be road signs, signs on (or in) businesses, decals on cars, license plates, buttons which people are wearing (or have stuck up somewhere), just about anything posted anywhere which strikes me as amusing, unusual, or interesting. I’ve written about them before (see posts #134 & #141 in the Archives). At the moment, however, I am recovering from a frantic few days (Bonnie’s were even more frantic than mine) when our older daughter, Kate, and our granddaughter, Mira, were visiting us. This also meant a lot of time with Maggi, our younger daughter and her fiancé, Brian. The “girls” indulged in LOTS of shopping, of course, but there was also a certain amount of sight-seeing, a good deal of eating out or bigger-than-usual family meals, and general noise, mayhem and busyness. And, LOTS of loud chatter, suitable for family gets-together.
Anyway, things have quieted down a lot since they left in the MUCH too-early in the morning a few days ago. This has given me the time to consider this post but left me lacking my usual amount of energy to devote to working on it. Yes, strange as it may seem, I really do spend a good deal of time thinking about, drafting and rewriting these musings. That may be hard to believe, but it is true. Given the current deficit of even the limited brain-power I usually have, I did notice that I’ve acquired a few more signs which seemed worthy of comment, so I thought it might be time for round #3 of this every-so-often series. Perhaps others will find them good for a smile, or two; perhaps even a moment of pondering.
In my last post I discussed some Harry Potter-related thoughts. Not long ago, as I was driving across town, I saw the following sign posted in the window of a car I was stopped behind at a stoplight. It said:
It’s also a fact that, Maggi, the younger daughter, has been much enamored of the musical, Wicked, for quite a while and enough of it has spilled off onto Bonnie and me, that we have been to see it on twice on its tours through Omaha. I may be jumping to conclusions a bit, but I assume that the license plate shown below is a reference to Elphaba. I could be wrong in that, but I suspect not.
Restaurants can be good places for funny signs. I have “borrowed a lot of jokes and pictures from a weekly ad sent out by an Omaha local seafood store (mongery?), which also operates three seafood restaurants, a breakfast/lunch place, and a local pub, which I’m going to have to get to one of these days. The pub is particularly known for its “wall of Scotch” with over 700 varieties of single-malt whiskey and its beers, with fourteen different choices on tap and several hundred in bottles. Anyway, this sign is NOT from them, but I liked it anyway.
Still, road signs MAY be the best, especially when they were obviously NOT intended to be amusing, but simply informative. This is an actual road sign for a real road located in Sterling, VA, not too far from where Kate and Ty and the grandkids live. The first time I saw it, I was glad not to be driving as I might have had trouble keeping the car on the road. Enjoy!