Consider yourself warned

by Volker Weber

warning sign

No matter how hard I try, I cannot imagine this kind of warning sign in a different language. :-)


When your country openly welcomes everyone, they all show up.

We take the good w/ the bad.

Thom Rosario, 2005-07-14

... but we expect them to speak our language.

Makes me wonder why pictograms were invented at all ;-)

Stefan Rubner, 2005-07-14

Thom, isn't your story contradicting your comment? ;-)

Volker Weber, 2005-07-14

I'm assuming it is my country's penchant for liability suits.

At the Grand Canyon, they're doing the same thing in the hotels/motels.

Note, you're not supposed to drink water from the toilet because it's *reclaimed.* Not because it's a *toilet.*

Which begs the question. I really have to wonder what subculture routinely imbibes from the porcelain chariot.

Garret P. Vreeland, 2005-07-14

Actually, dogs are so smart in the US these days that they can read. This sign was merely intended for them.

Karl Ostendorf, 2005-07-14

Garret was right. The sign isn't because we have a stupid culture but because we have a litigious culture. Someone buys a coffee at a drive through and spills it. Because that coffee cup didn't say "contents may be hot" the person won a lawsuit. Warning signs are more for the property owners' liability than anything else...

Chris Whisonant, 2005-07-16

Chris, you’re wrong: any culture that lets lawyers run riot is a stupid culture.

And I’m not just picking on the US here, the whole world is going the same way.

Ben Poole, 2005-07-16

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