Didn't you see the sign?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Have you ever noticed that there's a proliferation of warning signs and labels everywhere you turn?

Some use symbols:

Uh oh, radioactivity!

Caution, flammable!

Look out, poison!

Be careful, railroad crossing!

Others are more literal:

Don't burn yourself!

Don't fall, it's wet!

Be prepared, just in case!

Most of us have seen these signs and are familiar enough with them to know what the consequences of our actions may be if we ignore them.

This weekend, my friends and I participated in a charity bowling event at a local bowling alley. Now, I'm not a big bowler so I don't know all the intricacies of the bowling experience but you know how curious I am about how things work.

Luckily, I saw this warning sign right before I stuck my hand in the ball retrieval machine to see how that ball came back so quickly.

Phew, that was a close one!


  1. Lol. I used to worK at a bowling centre and they didn't have that lovely warning sign on the ball return. My number one priority was ensuring that kids didn't stick their hands or heads down the ball return, number two was making sure they didn't run right down the aisle to the pins. Talk about a high stress profession :p lol

  2. I can almost feel that aful crunch!


  3. That's it... I'm never bowling again.

  4. Happens to me every time I go bowling.

  5. I've got that warning sign on some of the equipment I use at work. Pretty much self explanitory huh?? Maybe if they had a sign showing a train hitting a car they wouldnt bypass the gates so quick. Nah that wouldnt work either.

  6. I wonder what picture they would use for "Please do not try to dry your dog in the microwave"

  7. Ewwwww. That could potentially turn me off to future bowling excursions...

    399 followers?? C'mon 400!!

  8. I used to bowl and I think they had that sign but I sure don't remember the cut off, bloody fingers part of it. YUCK! I doubt I will ever bowl again.

  9. They should have one of those for STDs.

  10. Oh yea,. make fun of the stupid people.. not nice... did you not read about my alter ego trying to kill us by way of poptart.. oh yea.. I read the warning.. I made fun of the warning..and yet... it happened...

  11. OOOOUCH!#!*

    And being someone who totally SUCKS at bowling, that's a sign I would definitely HEED!

    I LOVED the "Slippery When Wet" sign.

    That's what I tell everyone is my Zodiac sign.



  12. I always have visions of severing my fingers in the bowling ball return, so those pictures don't help my nervousness. Escalators also scare me. They should have warning signs for those.


  13. Most signs lie. Like the one that says: MEN WORKING--but whenever I come upon them, they're just loafing.

  14. @Jen,
    That's funny. We were talking about how when my friend's son was 4 he ran down the alley to get his ball that was stuck in the gutter. Then he threw it in the next guy's lane. I'm sure you loved when that happened!

    I know! Bye pro tour.

    That's why we have Wii's.

    So you're bowling with your feet now?

    @Simply Suthern,
    Yes. Show someone with their legs cut off. Truth in advertising, I say.

    A Chinese Crested should do.


    @middle child,
    I don't remember it, either, but I think it's hysterical. They need one with a kid standing behind his Dad and getting conked in the head with the ball.

    @C. Andres Alderete,
    Only you would think of that.

    @The Queen,
    I'm not making fun. It saved me!

    Remember those t-shirts?

    You must have been severed in a former life.

    Yes! They are always loafing, aren't they?

  15. I saw a sign on a push lawnmower a while back that said "Not To Be Used As Hedge Trimmer." Who's picking that damn thing up and using the blades as a hedge trimmer?!

  16. Ugh, what a morbid sign. I love it!


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