Apparently I like signs a lot, as it seems as though it was mostly signs that I took photos of during our trip this week to Florida.
Here’s a sign in the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa that seems entirely at cross-purposes with children’s museum philosophy:
Outside on the plaza in front of the museum is a “spray deck” – a sort of water fountain that you can walk through when it’s hot. It’s one of the oddest signs I’ve ever come across, especially point number six, which would seem self-evident:
At the condo where my parents are staying there are two elevators, one of which bears this sticker (the elevator is nonetheless in operation):
Around the corner is a statue of a pirate. You’re not allowed to climb on it:
Between my parents’ condo and the pirate is a boulevard with a suggestion that pedestrians should thank drivers for not running them over:
And on the main street you’ll find a series of non-signalized pedestrian crossings that are outfitted with bright yellow warning flags that pedestrians can wave to reinforce to drivers that they are crossing:
In the airport jetway in Terminal F in Philadelphia is a place where you pick up your “gate checked” luggage. There are obviously some issues that need addressing from the perspective of the luggage handlers, so they’ve modified the sign: