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Too Much Signage In This World

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by tinmanofkent, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Lagerfanny

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    All these people employed in choosing, making and sticking up signs, well, they want sacking.

    I hate excessive signage because it creates noise and important things, you know, the few things that really require a sign, are drowned out.

    There can also be no beauty or elegance in the world with modern signage.

    Health and safety is most likely to blame for the current epidemic of signage and it came to a head this week at Morrisons supermarket checkout.

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    How low has the average IQ of the population of this island been suppressed?
     
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  2. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Lagerfanny

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    If someone is too thick to be unable to unpack a trolley to the conveyor should they be allowed to buy raw chicken?
     
  3. zeeco

    zeeco Donator

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    Not shopping in Morrisons may help to cure your ill's!
     
  4. Rattymcrattyface

    Rattymcrattyface STRAP IN

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    World needs a cull. Asap:thumb:
     
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  5. Jester

    Jester Rhubarb

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    This reminds me of the recent news that Govia Thames link got fined a million quid after some dude got killed leaning out of a window on a moving train. Apparently the sign saying not to do that was too small and not obvious enough! Clearly the train company's fault then... :facepalm:

    BBC News - Govia Thameslink fined £1m over Gatwick Express window death
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49016151
     
  6. talyllyn

    talyllyn Busy Member

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    "Mr Brown, from East Grinstead, West Sussex, had been previously described by friends as a life-long railway fanatic who was working in the rail industry." You would think he would have been more aware of the risk of sticking your head out of a train window than most of the population!
    No doubt there will be a fare increase to pay the fine.
     
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    catman938 Engaging Member

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    don't get me started on signage. i help people and i'm part of a team of i think 21 admins on facebook that help people fight private parking charges (fight your private parking invoice). and the signage for some of the cars parks is deliberately worded to confuse even the most articulate amongst us.
     
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  8. stew87

    stew87 Certified

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    Every sign has a reason behind it, it's usually an idiot who did something wrong. Those morrisons tills will be because someone couldn't work out how self serve worked :facepalm:
     
  9. Gunfun

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    I think lawyers have a lot to do with excessive signage, I remember pulling into a petrol station in the States and saw a sign on the petrol pump saying "Not for human consumption" you don't need to be a genius to realised what had happened.

    There should just be a cravat in law, that legal cases cannot be pursued if it's statistically established (the one in one hundred thousand idiot rule) that the claimant is just a ****ing moron.
     
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    The reason. No common sense and a insurance claim culture. As kids mind we always stuck our heads out of train windows, and we were told not to look towards the loco as the smoke and burnt ash went in our eyes, we did though.
     
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    It's not only signage, there are people among us who shouldn't be allowed out of their own front door.
    I quote a recent conversation I had on a railway station.
    "Does this platform go to Liverpool?"
    " No, it stays here, but the next train goes to Liverpool. "
    "Ah, cocky one! Does it go to Runcorn?"
    " What? "
    "The train of course?"
    " Yes, it goes to Runcorn, then Liverpool. "
    " Oh, that's no good then, I want Winsford. "
    "The train calls at Winsford on the way."
    " Are you sure? "
    "Yes, I'm driving it."
    " But you said it was the Liverpool train, I don't think Winsford is near Liverpool. "
    "Look, just get on, I'll make sure you get to a position of safety I assure you!"
     
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  13. the dog

    the dog Petrol engines do NOT like diesel

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    Did he collide with a sign next to the track?
    Oh the irony :D
     
  14. the dog

    the dog Petrol engines do NOT like diesel

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    My personal favourite
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  15. bucketboy

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    Pity there wasn’t a sign in my garden saying

    “ beware, angry wasps”

    Little blighters carried out another sneak attack on me today.


    :confused:Bb
     
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    When I go to our local council recycling centre I’m amazed at how much health and safety signage there is ,it’s seems every couple of metres there’s a poxy sign
     
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    max00 Engaging Member

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    same in ours lots telling you what not to do but hardly any telling you where stuff goes so you have to ask :),
     
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    I find these signs can actually cause scalding when used incorrectly. I see these in bathrooms all over the place, regardless of the water temperature. Most of the time the water is not "very hot", so the sign is inappropriate.

    Eventually, after getting accustomed to warm water and "Caution!" signs, I end up getting getting caught out by the one in a hundred hot tap that dishes out water at 70°C.
     
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    Made up jobs... people in offices thinking up ways to make their job important. Oh yes and the average person from the snowflake generation is REALLY thick :up::up::up:
     
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