Sunday, January 1, 2012

Reading Downside Up

There is a sign on the inside of the door for the Men's restroom at On The Border restaurant in Amarillo TX.
It is a sign in English and Spanish warning about the effects of drinking while you are pregnant.
AND its upside down!

On closer inspection I think I see the problem:
If you look really close at the original photograph there is a hole in the door right where the screw should have been at the TOP of the sign when its in the correct orientation. So maybe somebody stole the screw out of the door at the top of the sign and it then swung down. A screw thief in a bathroom, how bizarre.

My friend wrote: I like it when the inside of the men's room door reads WOMEN.

My Response: When you think about it, it makes perfect sense to put the word "Women" on the inside of the door of the Men's restroom. It reminds us that we are venturing out where they are, kind of like the wording on nautical maps of old: 
"Beyond This Point There Be Dragons!"

My friend's second comment: Or the sign leaving the airport that days "You are now entering the most dangerous part of your journey. Drive safely."

My Response: It really matters whether any of your children have brought along their very own C4 explosive with them instead of their Play-Doh.