One thing I have noticed while on my travels over the last few weeks is that no matter what the situation, if there happens to be a member of the public wandering anywhere close or its somebody’s’ place of work there will be a sign, normally rectangle glaring with primary colours shouting at you (and ruining loads of decent pictures) to “mind the bloody obvious!” (Green) Or “don’t break the law”(red and white) or “this will really kill you if you’re stupid enough to touch / climb / lick it.” (Yellow)
Now, I work in a very Health and Safety orientated climate and believe me lots of these signs and many other types are actually really, really needed, very often they go ignored but,
what this sign really says is…
“Hey, we have put LOADS of little rubber rings along this wharf just in case little Timmy happens to climb through the railings and fall the twenty feet into the Thames but every night Sid comes along here with his mates and the next day they’re gone, so we’re putting this sign here to:
One. Let you know that if you really love Timmy you’re going to have to get wet.
Two. We’re not prepared to pay any more money out just to have it wash up on a beach in Belgium in 6 months’ time.
Three. We have now told you that there will probably not be any rubber rings so don’t even think about ringing Claims Direct. Or if you really want to blame somebody come down here at half nine tonight and have a chat with Sid and his Crew…”
Here’s a few more situations requiring signs.
1: “Not here Sid!”
2: “Mud Sucks!””
3: “No scrap value, and there a guy in the woods with a gun”*
* True story, he scared the shit out of me when appeared! #thatsharlowforya
No links tonight, I’ll make up for it tomorrow!