Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here]. Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
Random Image
Current Train Running @GWR Twitter Feed Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail News GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4
February 23, 2017, 07:03:20 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Signs with a bit of humour  (Read 305 times)
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 16247



View Profile WWW Email
« on: February 15, 2017, 08:44:44 PM »

I'll start - see in a knick-knack shop in a tourist place:

Logged

TransWilts Rail - Linking North to West and South 9 times a day. [see here]
Chris from Nailsea
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 16182


I am not railway staff


View Profile Email
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 09:11:49 PM »

Seen on the gate at an address to which I actually delivered only this morning: two signs, in similar style, fixed one above the other.

                     Beware of the Dog

                     Be afraid of the Wife

... and, from a plaque on the wall at another of my delivery addresses:

                     Here, on 14 October 1782

                           nothing happened


 Wink Cheesy Grin

Logged

William Huskisson MP was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
richwarwicker
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 2530

richardwarwicker@hotmail.co.uk
View Profile Email
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 09:43:13 PM »

Grahame where to can I leave my kids in exchange for a puppy? My wife won't let me have one!  Grin
Logged
bignosemac
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 14124



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 10:14:37 PM »

The sign in the OP raised a slight chuckle.

My pedant radar went mad though! On zooming in a bit, I see a fellow pedant corrected the smelling pistake.
Logged

+++Divide By Cucumber Error. Please Reinstall Universe And Reboot +++
chrisr_75
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 788


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 01:04:29 AM »

"This door is alarmed" has to be one of the all time classics!

I have a book full of these somewhere, if I can find it I'll share a few of the best nuggets  Smiley
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 16247



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 07:50:58 AM »

The original sign was from a souvenir shop (I'm sure they would have preferred an upmarket label though) the best part of a decade ago in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. Rickwarwicker - I'm sure they will long have run out of puppies there by now - but there are excellent rescues that will match your family (without the need to give up your children) to you.  If you find it doesn't work out ... there's always this solution - from an advert ...

Quote
My wife doesn't like my dog, so I appeal to you. She is a purebred from a wealthy area and I have had her 4 years. She likes to play games. Not totally trained. Has long hair so she's a little high maintenance, especially the nails, but she loves having them done. Stays up all night yapping but sleeps while I work. Only eats the best, most expensive food. Will NEVER greet you at the door after a long day or give you unconditional love when you're down. Does not bite but she can be mean as hell!  So........anyone interested in my 30 year old, selfish, wicked, gold-digging wife? Come and get her! Me and my dog want her re-homed!
Logged

TransWilts Rail - Linking North to West and South 9 times a day. [see here]
broadgage
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1302



View Profile
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 09:46:56 PM »

Seen in the local pub

"THIS IS A PUB AND NOT A PLAYGROUND. UNATTENDED OR ILL BEHAVED CHILDREN WILL BE REMOVED AT PARENTAL RISK AND EXPENSE, AND SOLD AS SLAVES"

Logged

"When customers say that they want a seat, they dont mean they want to sit with their knees behind their ears so that 4 more can sit down. They mean that they want an extra coach so that 74 more can sit down"
"Capacity on intercity routes should be about number of vehicles, not compressing people"
Chris from Nailsea
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 16182


I am not railway staff


View Profile Email
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 10:31:41 PM »

That's perhaps rather harsh.

Selling ill (but apparently behaved) children as slaves seems uncommercial: I'd rather try to sell badly-behaved children as slaves.  Roll Eyes

Logged

William Huskisson MP was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
johnneyw
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 152


Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar... and doesn't.


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2017, 11:15:46 PM »

There was a "Man Creche" sign outside a pub in Salcombe that exercised some contributors to the local press a couple of years ago. Something to do with partners going shopping. I could never work out who it was supposed to be offending. The only offence I saw was eye watering prices there.
Logged
Chris from Nailsea
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 16182


I am not railway staff


View Profile Email
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2017, 11:22:40 PM »

The Fortescue?  Tongue
Logged

William Huskisson MP was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants