Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Is That What You Mean?

Moving around the world it is intriguing and often humorous to observe some of the signs.

For instance a sign inside a hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand said: ‘Please do not bring solicitors into your room.’

A brochure in an Italian hotel boasted its location when saying: ‘This hotel is renowned for its peace and solitude, in fact, crowds from all over the world flock here to enjoy it solitude.’

A sign in a hotel lobby in Bucharest said, ‘This lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.’

A Parisian hotel had a sign which read, ‘Please leave your values at the front desk.’

In a hotel in Athens a sign said, ‘Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11am daily.’

In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across the road from a Russian orthodox monastery a sign read, ‘You are welcome to visit the cemetery where Russian and Soviet composers are buried daily, except Thursday.’

Outside a dry cleaners in Bangkok a sign said, ‘Drop your trousers here for the best results.’

An ad for a tourist agency in Czechoslovakia said: ‘Take one of our horse-driven city tours. We guarantee no miscarriages.’

A sign in a ticket office in Copenhagen said, ‘We take your bags and send them in all directions.’

On the door of a Moscow Hotel was this sign, “If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it.’

A sign outside a doctor’s surgery in Rome said, “Specialist in women and other diseases.’

A sign outside a hotel in Acapulco said, “The Manager has personally passed all the water served here.’

Image: Space available in the dead centre of the town. I note there are numerous web sites with competitions devoted to zany signs (GP).