"Keep Out, Go To Jail"



  • Found these slightly amusing sights around Charlotte This weekend. 

    This is a restaurant sign on South blvd. in Charlotte. 

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    This is an old building in uptown Charlotte.  Notice that the glass is broken around the lock.  This sign will surely stop people! "Keep Out, Go To Jail"

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  • Obviously the restaurant has a large Australian customer base. 



  • What, you've never been walking down the street on your hands thinking about having a nice beer and maybe a cold cut sub? 



  •  I see upside down signs all the time, it's usually an indication that the business is closed.



  • @Galbrezu said:

     I see upside down signs all the time, it's usually an indication that the business is closed.

     

    Or that it is upside down. That could actually describe a lot of the businesses I have dealt with....



  •  I've eaten at Luigi's once, only once.  It really wasn't a very good place.

    And hasn't there always been construction on South Blvd?

    No longer living in Charlotte, moved to Indy 2 years ago. 



  • The sad thing about Luigi, he really had a promising future running half the family business. Then his brother Mario started using performance enhancing drugs (mushrooms, etc.) and things really started to go bad for poor Luigi. It's no wonder he had to sell the business. 

    Drunk more often than not; now he's working as a pipefitter and mafia hit-man




  • @NCBloodhound said:

    This is an old building in uptown Charlotte.  Notice that the glass is broken around the lock.  This sign will surely stop people! "Keep Out, Go To Jail"

     

    The glass is broken because people do not want to go to jail.  Read the sign carefully, "Keep Out, Go To Jail".  People don't want to go to jail, and the sign states that if they stay out of that building then they will go to jail.  The only safe option is to break in. 



  • @KattMan said:

    People don't want to go to jail, and the sign states that if they stay out of that building then they will go to jail.  The only safe option is to break in.
    Sort of like if someone keeps punching your arm and you say "Don't", then a few seconds later say "Stop it" one could interpret that as "Don't stop it".



  • @Lingerance said:

    @KattMan said:
    People don't want to go to jail, and the sign states that if they stay out of that building then they will go to jail.  The only safe option is to break in.
    Sort of like if someone keeps punching your arm and you say "Don't", then a few seconds later say "Stop it" one could interpret that as "Don't stop it".
     

    Not really as the only two ways to interpret the message are the following:

    Two separate commands:  Keep out.  Go to Jail.   Ok, I will keep out, but no I am not going to walk to the jail and since I am disobeying one command, why not disobey both.

    One statement:  Keep out and go to jail.  Since I don't want to go to jail, I'm going in.

    Both end up as walking in.  The "Don't.  Stop It."  can be interpreted with two opposing meanings, this one are two similar meanings.

    The only proper way this should have been written is by inserting the word "or" into it... Keep out or go to jail.  That one little word makes all the difference.



  •  @Lingerance said:

    Sort of like if someone keeps punching your arm and you say "Don't", then a few seconds later say "Stop it" one could interpret that as "Don't stop it".

     If you're punching Max Mosely, he actually means "Don't stop it".



  • @KattMan said:

    Two separate commands:  Keep out.  Go to Jail.
     

    Maybe Spectate wrote their sign for them.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Maybe Spectate wrote their sign for them.


    I don't see how that's possible. There's no mention of a curse. "Keep out. Get cursed"



  • This reminds me of one of my favourite local signs "Children Drive Slowly".

    In my experience, those children that do drive, tend to drive fast! 



  • @GettinSadda said:

    This reminds me of one of my favourite local signs "Children Drive Slowly".

    My favorites are "Slow Children" and "Heavy Ped Xing" as if skinny pedestrians don't cross here. 



  • @belgariontheking said:

    @GettinSadda said:

    This reminds me of one of my favourite local signs "Children Drive Slowly".

    My favorites are "Slow Children" and "Heavy Ped Xing" as if skinny pedestrians don't cross here. 

     

    Yes I love the "Slow Children Playing" signs.  If the children were faster I wouldn't be able to hit them!

    With signs like these is it any wonder the youth of today does not understand basica grammar and punctuation.*

     

    *Any mistakes made in this post are blamed on my public school edumecation. 


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