Bordeaux, France, taken on November 18, 2012
In each lab that I’ve been in, there are always little humours that keep us amused. I think this was a genuine mistake though, two, in fact. I mean, I suppose you could hope that the dishes in the lab kitchen sink clean themselves, but the apostrophe? Unacceptable!
Saint-Émilion, France, taken on October 1, 2013
I was not at all surprised to see this amusing sign in France, where no one ever refuses a good cup of wine at any time of the day. And this couldn’t be more true in Saint-Émilion, one of the most famous wine-making regions in France. Well, let’s drink, shall we?
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, taken on October 31, 2013
I’m not sure if this was a serious sign or one put up just for fun, but it actually makes a lot of sense and is very necessary in a place like Louvain-la-Neuve, where drinking parties occur very frequently. After a night of wild partying, the entire campus often smells like piss because…well, I suppose it is obvious. People piss around when they’re drunk. I guess that would defeat the purpose of the sign though – who would notice it when they’re drunk anyway?
Chengdu, China, taken on June 3, 2012
The sign for an inn hanging outside the window of a guest room (assumed) in the JinLi area of Chengdu, China. (See the original photo in colour.)
I discovered these signs at the lab kitchen today. Okay okay, I get it, I’ll let it clean, but…let WHO clean? Or rather, let WHAT clean? Please tell me, THANK’S! 😉