Signs are excellent tools for a multitude of reasons. Not can they be used as a universal language, but they can provide direction, warn of danger, provide information, and more. However, one thing is certain: there's nothing better than a funny sign. Whether it's intentional or not, people can't get enough of them and can induce a chuckle even from someone having the worst day. Don't believe it? Check out these hysterical signs that you can't help but laugh at.
What A Deal!
If you enjoy washing and vacuuming senior citizens, this is the place for you! For the low price of $15.95, you can wash and vacuum the elderly to your heart's content, a low price that you won't find anywhere else.
But in all seriousness, whoever created this sign probably should have had it looked over by someone else because it's completely misleading. We just hope that nobody actually stopped in looking to wash and vacuum senior citizens.
Who Is Bob?
We're not sure who or what Bob is, but they must be pretty formidable if someone spent the time and money to make a custom warning sign. Is it a cranky old man, a vicious dog, a rare pet? It could be any of these things.
What's concerning is the lack of fencing next to the sign. If it's an animal, it won't have any problems walking right out of this property, and then the warning sign isn't even needed.
Must be A Scary Hill
If this hill is so scary that people lose control of their bladder, it must be quite the experience. People riding their bike and see this sign might have reservations about continuing forward.
Either that or they might want to take care of their business on the side of the road before taking the plunge. We hope everyone who rides down this hill checked their brakes beforehand or else things might not end well at all.
They Can't Fine You If You're Dead
We think that the warning of instant death by touching the wires might be enough to keep most people away. There aren't too many people with a brain that would be willing to call out the Newcastle Tramway Authority's bluff and touch the wires.
However, in case the danger of death isn't convincing enough for some people, they added in a $200 fine as a further warning. We're willing to bet that someone who touched the wires didn't die, so they needed to punish them somehow, and that was fining them $200.
We're not sure it's the pigeon that's going to bite off your finger or if you're caught feeding them the authorities do. Either way, it's probably a good idea to keep yourself and especially your food far away from these birds unless you want to have one less digit.
Nobody wants to go out to eat and end up in the hospital on account of losing a finger, so we advise that you heed this sign.
Not The Best Sign Placement
Hey, we love that Elk City is a bird sanctuary, but maybe having a KFC establishment in sight isn't the best way to spread the message. Even though that isn't what they mean by a bird sanctuary, it's pretty contradictory that it's in plain view behind the other sign.
On top of that., KFC isn't necessarily known for caring for their chickens, which makes this sign all that more ironic. We wonder if the people who work at the sanctuary eat there too.
We want to know where this sign is located so we can avoid this place by all means. We don't know about you, but having a full-grown cow fall on top of the car is not how we want to go out. What would people say at the funeral?
At least they have a sign in order to warn people so someone can look out for falling cows while another person drives. If you're driving alone, you'll just have to hope for the best, or it could be an udder disaster.
Might Work On Some People
Sometimes, people just ignore signs because for some reason they think it doesn't apply to them. These are the kind of people that this sign might actually work on. Knowing that they'll end up with wet paint on them is the only way to stop them from doing what they want.
Of course, this sign might also backfire, with people checking to see if there's actually non-drying paint. Now, something we would like to see.
The Sign Says It All
Anyone in a wheelchair that sees this sign might start having second thoughts about checking out the crocodile exhibit. If this a legitimate concern for this zoo, they should probably close down the exhibit to make it accessible to everyone so people in wheelchairs don't have to fear for their lives.
The real question is how many people this happened to that led staff to put up a sign. Could you imagine rolling towards a hungry crocodile downhill with no way to stop? No thank you.
The number of people wearing stilettos only to break their heel at this exact spot must have been so large that somebody finally brought it up to the city. So, instead of fixing what we assume is uneven ground, they figured that a warning sign would solve the problem.
We're willing to bet that it didn't since people still have to tread on the treacherous ground. Do you expect them to take off their shoes? Not only is breaking a heel an annoyance, but it can also result in serious injury!
A Legitimate Concern
While this sign may seem a bit ridiculous, you know that anyone who reads it is going to be thoroughly checking that there aren't any penguins in the vicinity before getting in their car. Nobody wants to hurt an innocent penguin!
That's something you'd never be able to forgive yourself for. All we do know, however, is that we need to get to wherever penguins are walking around the parking lot as soon as possible.
A Fine Use Of Taxpayers Money
To us, this sign looks like a hazard more than anything, and it's not because it has sharp edges. This is forcing people to try and read a sign that makes no sense, most likely while they're driving.
This is only going to confuse them, further distracting them from the road. if you look closely, in the fine print, you'll find the true purpose of the sign which is "also, the bridge is up ahead." Maybe put that in the bold lettering?
The Definition Of All-Inclusive
Recently, some bathrooms have been modified into bathrooms that are not labeled according to gender. Although it has stirred up some controversy, the people that own this bathroom don't care what your gender identity is, or even if you're human, as long as you wash your hands.
We can't blame them either, not washing your hands after using a public bathroom is a disservice to anyone that you come into contact with. Get with the program people, washing your hands isn't that hard!
You Have My Attention
Any sign that clearly shows a person being launched into the air after getting hit by a car should probably put you on edge. We don't know about you, but we'd be sure to follow all of the traffic signs and look both ways before crossing the street at all times.
Clearly, there's been an issue with people being struck by cars in the past, to the point where they needed to install a sign. Don't become a statistic, pay attention.
Every Bar Needs This
If you've ever driven a car in an area where people are regularly drinking, whether it's a string of bars or the neighborhoods near a college campus, you'll know that it can be a pretty hairy situation. People that are intoxicated tend to be less than predictable and don't always think about looking both ways before crossing the street or even looking at all.
Unfortunately, you don't always have the luxury of where drunk people, so this sign can help. Not only could it help prevent an accident, but it's also hilarious.
Now That's Good Marketing
There's nothing that sells quite like fear, and this Hampton Inn & Suites is taking advantage of that. It looks like this town was experiencing a zombie apocalypse scare, so they are taking full advantage of the situation.
Even if people aren't necessarily afraid of zombies, this sign is clever enough that if someone needed a hotel, they might stay here because they appreciated the sign. We think that whoever is the head of their marketing deserves a little raise for this one.
For people that are really down on their luck, this might be the perfect little shopping mall for them. It's even in the right order, so you can take care of all your errands in one fell swoop.
First off, you start out by filing for bankruptcy, then head over to sign your divorce papers, and finally to pick up some alcohol to drown your sorrows. If someone was smart, they'd buy all three establishments and turn them into one big store of sadness.
Blame The Owner, Not The Dog
There's nothing more annoying then when people don't pick up after their pets. It's a common courtesy that doesn't take much effort and shows respect to everyone else around, as well as the environment. This sign is a friendly reminder for people to pick up after the dog.
However, it's different because it leaves a message for the pups too. We're not entirely sure what it means, but the dogs most likely do. It also can't be that bad if it says good dog at the end.
On Top Of The World
By the looks of it, the best day you've ever had probably isn't even comparable to the high that this guy is on. If he took the time to make his own "Juts Divorced" sign only to drive around in a Viking helmet, he must be feeling pretty darn good.
While some people might take a divorce hard, it certainly isn't this guy. He looks like he's ready to take the bull by the horns and start living life once again.
So Many Questions
If you find yourself at a place where the management has to remind the customers not to shoot deer from the motel, you might want to find a new place to stay the night. Not only might you be woken up several times in the night by a hunting rifle, but the fact that people have to be reminded might make you uneasy.
Clearly, some people don't appreciate this rule, as there are visible bullet holes in the sign. What is this, the Wild West?
This is typical reverse psychology that's being used here and they’re doing a very good job at it. When someone reads this sign they’re going to want to try to the meatball sandwich for the experience. Look, basically everything can be reviewed online and it adds some intrigue.
There are many restaurants that survive on bad food so having one horrible YELP review about the meatball sub is probably not the worst thing in the world.
No Rhyme Or Reason
Look, we can't all be these creative geniuses and come up with literary brilliance at the drop of a dime. I think that it’s pretty easy to say that the poetic gene isn’t nestled into this person’s cranium, but they get an 'A’ for effort.
We can only assume that Shakespeare, Frost, and Bukowski are turning in their graves right now knowing that this is what their art has turned into. With that being said, this doesn’t take away the passion this place obviously has for their bacon and steak.
Some Serious Mommy Issues
We've all been there before. You’re working hard on your middle school math equation and you need help with some clarification on the question. Naturally, your instincts kick in and you call for your mother while looking directly at your 30-year-old math teacher who is now mortified.
Not only is this ALWAYS awkward for you and the teacher, but your classmates don’t let the slip-up go un-bullied for at least a few weeks afterward.
Okay, Not Interested
Am I the only one who's confused about how their grandparents and parents survived without technology? So wait, you’re telling me that I have to actually talk to this person that I’m going to dinner with and don’t have ANY ways to distract myself from the social awkwardness?
Having this sign outside of your restaurant will certainly cut your customer base in half, eliminating anyone who is under the age of 30 because the thought of not being able to text people while they’re on a date will give them social anxiety.
"Doesn't Matter To Me"
Is it possible to date someone who doesn't enjoy the same food as you? The easy answer to that is NO. We should also get one thing straight, your significant other who says they "don’t care where we eat" every time is just being selfish.
They’re afraid of rejection and would rather be able to complain about the food and say, “you picked it, not me.” They’re not being easy going, they’re just being selfish.
Can we just talk about the fact that socks and sandals are incredibly convenient? I'm not sure when all this hate started happening, but it needs to stop. There are many days that are too cold for bare feet, but too hot for an enclosed shoe.
The fact that this establishment is willing to give such an uneducated hot take about fashion is not only ignorant, but it’s bad for business. Billions of people, myself included, will be taking our dollars elsewhere.
The Guilt Trip
It's important that you get people into your store by any means necessary. Who cares if your customers are guilted into coming into your store? The money all looks the same. This sign may come off as desperate, but the truth is that everyone is connected through the power of money.
Both you and the employees at the restaurant rely on each other. So, with that being said, where are you going to go for lunch today?
Words Aren't Enough
Sometimes the words on a sign just aren't enough. This restaurant knows that and accompanied those words with a nice little diagram. The fact that this restaurant needs to even put up a sign that tells people to stop flicking, or flipping their tables tells us all we need to know.
This location must be a post-bar hot spot because I don’t see any middle-aged families coming in and flipping tables angrily on a regular basis.
Purr For Your Lunch
Some restaurants have some really weird traditions that are incredibly confusing to understand. Some cafes will knock a dollar off of your coffee if you say please more than four times during your stay at the establishment. Other restaurants will dare you to eat their biggest meal with the stipulation that if you finish it all you don't have to pay for it.
This pub will knock 10% off of your order if you can meow ten times. That would be one annoying restaurant.
There's No Grey Area
There is NO good reason to not like bacon. It's pretty much the most universally enjoyed meat of all time and I can say that with a guarantee. There’s no grey area on this issue, you either like bacon or you’re wrong and should be punished.
In fact, there are some people (probably this restaurant) calling for life in prison for people who don’t enjoy bacon. Of course, I’m kidding, but the fact that you believed me for a second tells you a lot.
It's A War-Zone Out There
The restaurant industry is cut throat. If you want to have a successful business and be around for a long time you're going to have to make some enemies along the way. If a new spot opens up down the street and your customer base is flocking to them, it’s up to you to get them back by any means necessary.
If that means that you make a soup that’s based solely on the tears of your competitors then that’s what you have to do.
Someone Woke Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed
We all have those days when nothing goes right from the moment we exit our beds until the second we return later that night. Everyone should be given 10 days a year that they're allowed to be miserable and hate the world. It’s very obvious that whoever wrote this sign was using one of their 10 days because this is dark.
They just threw out the daily special while also attacking everyone’s uniqueness which is incredibly harsh.
I'll Have Your Soup On The Rocks
Let's be honest, sometimes after a long day at work, it’s a soup kind of day. Other days you get home from work and need some "SOUP." There are a lot of issues that “soup” is going to cure for you, but chicken noodle won’t.
Chicken noodle won’t cut the edge off your stress. Chicken noodle won’t make you text your ex saying that you miss them, but I can assure you that “soup” will.
This Is Fair
When you go to get fast-food you need to know that you're going to be getting quantity over quality. No one is going to head over to McDonald’s to get a gourmet burger because gourmet burgers take longer than two minutes to make.
If you want good food, you’re going to have to wait a little bit. If you just want fast food you’re going to have to sacrifice the quality. This restaurant lays it out perfectly for you.
Literally Following Orders
Everyone wants to have a healthy relationship with their boss. You don't want to be the employee that can’t be trusted to go out and make an enticing sign for passing customers to see.
This employee was just following orders, literally. I think we can come to the conclusion that "playing it safe" on this one probably ended up getting this person fired. In a way, this is a very witty sign so maybe they just got demoted to a dishwasher or something.
Don't Bring Kids Here
The Karma Cafe sounds like an amazing place to be. First of all, you don't have to worry about kids because parents aren’t going to risk getting served cold rice and expired beans as a result of their child crying the whole time.
You also won’t have to worry about the grumpy old people who complain about every little thing with their "back in my day" sentiment about how not tipping is actually benefitting the server.
Insta-Foodies Should Wear A Helmet
Instagram has become a striving platform for dog profile and foodies. It's becoming mainstream for people to literally take a picture of every meal they’re eating that day and it’s exhausting.
Everyone who hasn’t suddenly turned into a food critique and meal photographer is sick and tired of people doing this. We whole-heartedly agree with the concussion protocol so this is a fair warning to wear a helmet if you suddenly have urges to take a picture of your burger.
No Matter What It's The Same Solution
The quicker you come to realize that there is one solution to every issue, the better and less stressful your life will be. Whether you had a bad day at work, you heard some bad news regarding the death of a family member, or you just found out your best friend is getting married — going out is the only logical solution.
This restaurant's diagram perfectly tells you how that statement is very true. Going to the local bar will solve all your issues.
But, Wine Not?
This sign is playing on your heart strings. Innocent grapes are giving up their tiny little lives in a vineyard so that you can enjoy that magnificent glass of Merlot. So, how dare you walk into this place without ordering a glass.
You should be thinking about all the sacrifices that have been made in order for you to drink that wine and appreciate it. From a business perspective, the guilt-tripping of wine drinkers is almost bulletproof. It works 100% of the time.
Don't Risk Your Life
You don't have to risk it. First of all, the pavement looks very wet which means that it’s probably raining and, therefore, you should be inside having a drink regardless. There’s such a thing as seasonal depression, but there’s also weather-dependent depression as well which is why having a few drinks on a rainy day is probably a good idea.
Not only should customers already be seeking shelter to get away from the rain, but the thought that there COULD be bears ahead is terrifying in itself. Think about this sign as giving you a life or death option.