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The meaning of signs

Updated on May 9, 2016

Sign Sign everywhere a sign

Just as the good old crazy catchy Canadian song goes - "Sign, sign everywhere a sign". No matter where you look today around this great big planet of ours you will find some kind of a sign hanging about. There are in door signs directing you to a rest room or to a certain door. There are outdoor signs that tell you what road you are on or which road you need to get onto. There are traffic signs to advise you what the law is, such as stop signs, yield signs, parking signs, etc.., There are signs in front of stores to let you know what business they are and what they have for sale. There are political signs telling you who is running for what office. There are signs on vehicles, digital signs, neon signs, and big old bill boards, and the list goes on and on and on with no end in sight. Below are some examples of different kinds of signs and if you know of an interesting sign please leave a comment on the sign list.

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      Jacob Thomas 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      funny .. enjoyed :)

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      queency ashley gopaul 5 years ago

      really funny signs

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      Shyron E Shenko 5 years ago from Texas

      Funny signs

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      Oscar Jones 5 years ago from South Alabama

      sign off!

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      Caleb DRC 5 years ago

      It is nearly midnight, and what a great way to start the day . . . with a laugh. Great choices for the signs in this hub.

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      John MacNab 5 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

      I love them all Goody5. You made my day.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      LOL!!! love your signs! :)

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      Heather 5 years ago from Utah

      Enjoyed. Thank you.

      Here's One of my favorite signs....

      Sign text reads:

      Due to the frequency of human-bear encounters, the B.C. Fish and Wildlife Branch is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen and any persons that use the out of doors in a recreational or work related function to take extra precautions while in the field.

      We advise the outdoorsman to wear little noisy bells on clothing so as to give advanced warning to any bears that might be close by so you don’t take them by surprise.

      We also advise anyone using the out-of-doors to carry “Pepper Spray” with him is case of an encounter with a bear.

      Outdoorsmen should also be on the watch for fresh bear activity, and be able to tell the difference between black bear feces and grizzly bear feces. Black bear feces is smaller and contains lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear shit has bells in it and smells like pepper.

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      Alan R Lancaster 5 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      That last one is very much 'home-grown', Perfidious Albion to a Tee. I've probably passed enough that come up to this standard. It's like the City Gent with the bowler, briefcase and brolly who trips you up and says, 'Sorry, are you all right?' How about Cycle Lane signs that show a couple of feet of cycle lane in between major junctions? There should be a moratorium on useless signs... and a big bin by the roadside to collect them in!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Awesome =) When I read the title I thought you'd be talking about Tarot or some "I see dead people" stuff heh About a week ago I saw a sign on the beach in the middle of the sand strip stating "Mowing in progress" =) so, yeah, life's never boring LOL

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Too cool!

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks for a good laugh. I enjoyed these funny signs.

      Voted up across the board.

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      April Reynolds 6 years ago from Arizona

      I saw a sign in PA warning motorists to be careful, they were in an aggressive driver area.

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      bmcoll3278 6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      very funny hub

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Great funny hub. You have some that I haven't seen before. Thanks for the chuckles.

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      Deb Welch 6 years ago

      Cute and funny. Up. What a great fun selection!

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      pjdscott 6 years ago from Durham, UK

      Some new ones which I haven't seen - thanks for the laughs!

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I still laughing. I'll be following you.

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      susahnagrande 6 years ago

      great hub:)

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      racksjackson 6 years ago from New York

      Sign always say something but depend upon person person how they take .great hub for laughing .

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      services4all 6 years ago from U.S.

      Yes, you are absolutely right, my friend we always see different kinds of sign everywhere. Nice post, really like it. Its interesting. If you have time please follow me & comment on my post.

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      momster 6 years ago

      Thank you for the great laugh. We all need a laugh once in awhile to brighten our day.

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      Pannonica 6 years ago

      Brilliant - I really needed a laugh today and you gave me one, thank you. You have a talent - please more hubs.

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      TENKAY 6 years ago from Philippines


      Voted up and funny.

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      Marion Elodie 6 years ago from London

      This is a funny hub, thanks for sharing!

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      Mark Pitts 6 years ago from United States

      How funny and entertaining this is is demonstrated by the comments you generated. Too funny!

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      Graham Lee 6 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Light hearted and enjoyable. It raised a smile or two!

      Best Wishes.

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      Marwan Asmar 6 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      Great piece, very amusing

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      Parks McCants 6 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

      Fun... Thanks for posting.

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      dmop 6 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      Thanks for posting, I needed a good laugh. Voted up, and funny.

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      sheilanewton 6 years ago from North Shields, UK

      What an enjoyable hub. Some of these signs are just out of this world - or on another planet!

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      Sun Pen 50 6 years ago from Srilanka

      A good collection. Had a good laugh. But, I have a problem. Do they serve the main purpose? (Of course some do.) But many others? I agree with Scarytaff.

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      Derek James 6 years ago from South Wales

      Has the world gone mad? No it's just the people in councils dreaming up these ridiculous signs. Great hub.

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      Derdriu 6 years ago

      Goody5, What an amusing, belly-laughing, entertaining, hilarious, humorous collection of signs! It's difficult to choose a favorite. But it just might be the two regarding the challenging turns and twists in the road ahead.

      Thank you for sharing,


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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very funny hub. Voted up and funny. Shared socially.

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      neeleshkulkarni 6 years ago from new delhi

      the hub sure does measure upto the humble and modest statements you have made in your profile.

      chuckling and voting it up.

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      Mark G Weller 6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      This is a very entertaining Hub, Thanks for sharing it!

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      Grime Remix 6 years ago from FORT WORTH

      This was a cool hub, enjoyed it.

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      Shyron E Shenko 6 years ago from Texas


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      KDee411 6 years ago from Bay Area, California

      The signs are fun. I remember the "Broma Shave " signs when I was a kid in CA and the Orange Juice stands. When my 7 children were young, we had a sign in our front yard it said "Under Construction

      Enter at your own risk"

      Nice meeting you


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      Samuel E. Richardson 6 years ago from Salt Lake City, Utah

      Nice collection of signs.

      I saw a sign that said, "Please tresspass: My lion is getting hungry." But I don't know where I saw it.

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      marshacanada 6 years ago from Vancouver BC

      Thanks for this very clever hub Goody5.What is coming next?

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 6 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Loved the signs, brilliant.

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      nuchime 6 years ago from philippines

      Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading it...Great job!!!

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      A lot of fun to read. God Bless You.

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      lisadpreston 6 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      This hub was great for a laugh. It is hard to pick my favorites as they are all so good. However, I've decided that, "Please be safe" "Do not stand, sit, climb or lean on zoo fences." "If you fall, animals could eat you and that might make them sick." is my favorite! Funny stuff!

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      StonePost 6 years ago

      Thank you for the laughs!! Voted up and funny!

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Some really Fun Signs here on your Hub Page "Goody5" made me Smile and Laugh, and that's a GOOD SIGN! I look forward to Following your Hubs, and Thank You for becoming a Follower of mine!

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      catgypsy 6 years ago from the South

      Hilarious! Thanks for my laugh for the day!

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      hoteltravel 6 years ago from Thailand

      Too good! Thanks for sharing! Voting up.

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      These were great/Good assortment of very serious and very funny. Keep them coming.

      I loved the one with the man peering over the stall in the toilet. Well done Goody5.

      LOL Pam x

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      Marlene Bertrand 6 years ago from USA

      So funny- all of them. But, the one with the guy peeking over the (I assume) toilet stall really stumped me. Keep 'em coming!

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      Crystar 6 years ago

      I enjoy your work. Interesting and funny.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      I love signs. Thanks for sharing and giving me a laugh!

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      Kenneth Avery 6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Great . . .job, hub, topic, writing, Goody! I LOVED this hub from start to finish...never lost my attention. Where did you get these signs? They are hilarious! Wonderful hub to make as a keepsake. Keep up the great work.

      Your HubFriend, Kenneth

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      Xanthe Yates 6 years ago from New York

      I also like this hub as well. The pictures are great and apparently a lot of people think this is a great hub as well.

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      Barbara 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Great laughs, Goody5. Are these your photos? I have never actually seen a funny sign, though I have seen them online. I took photos of the Amish carriage caution signs in Missouri, because they were so interesting to me. But not funny. Love this hub!

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      Nithya Venkat 6 years ago from Dubai

      Cool Hub!!!!!

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      crosby123 6 years ago

      Great funny sign around the world huh!

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      Feeling Fit 6 years ago from Fitting in Fitness Moves Everywhere!

      Goody5, my dear, this is just delightful, & I enjoyed it entirely. Thank you so much for the bright spot in a busy weekend!

      May you have continued success both personally & professionally in the New Year & beyond!

      Warm regards...Feeling Fit

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Great hub and great start. If this is what's to come you're going to be a BIG success on hubpages. Your imagination and sense of humor are outstanding. Voted up and funny. Welcome and keep 'em coming!

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      bizzymom 6 years ago from New York

      I love this hub! It is cleverly done and very funny. Good job!

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      Marlin 55 6 years ago from USA

      Great hub. It is very entertaining.

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      ThoughtSandwiches 6 years ago from Reno, Nevada


      Awesome Hub! You show all the 'signs' of being someone who would be fun to follow. I will do that as soon as I find the sign that points me in the right direction...


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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Fun hub - fun signs!

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      flashmakeit 6 years ago from usa

      Now that was cheerful and fun to read "0% off selected items today" now that was a sign

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      Ov Overo 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Just voted up useful plus Hilarious(Funny too) .. It is refresh.. I was almost forgetting all this signs..

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      Wo3lfMad 6 years ago from New Zealand

      I see the links I've posted are duds. Lets try again:

      and the other one:

      I hope this works.

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      Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi, I see some people as signs, and I noticed the ones that would say "Do not disturb." LOL Cool hub, thanks.

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      Lotusbud101 6 years ago from Somewhere pa

      Lol....the sighns r great u should try to find a pic of the ausfart sighn it means exit in german

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      Angela Kane 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      That was hilarious. I can't believe some of these signs were actually allowed to be posted.

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      lhchan 6 years ago

      Thanks very much for sharing this hub about signs.

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      IN2Deep 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the humor. We should have more signs everywhere-give people something to chuckle about!Loved you hub!

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      calico Stark 6 years ago from Earth for the time being

      Loved it! Very cute! Great hub! Vote up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      great hub.. every where we go there is a sign.. there is a comedian that says HERE IS YOUR SIGN.. SO FUNNY.

      I voted up


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      ExoticHippieQueen 6 years ago

      I've never seen so many signs! Where is the sign that says how you got so many followers from just 2 hubs? You're brilliant! Voted up and awesome!

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      Connie Smith 6 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Very funny when I really needed a laugh! Thanks for the Follow. I'm anxious to see what you're going to come up with next! Voted Up and Funny

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      Eddie Carrara 6 years ago from New Hampshire

      Good way to start a day, I have a few signs like these in town, guess it's a sign,lol. Voted up and funny

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      Leafy Den 6 years ago from the heart

      "Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?"

      Hahaha! Loved this! Thanks for the laugh!

      Rated up and you have a new fan!

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      Wo3lfMad 6 years ago from New Zealand

      In South Africa there are signs like "Hi-Jacking Hotspot" (, or "Warning! Fasten Brastraps and Remove Dentures. Very Bumpy Road ahead" ( Thanks for the follow and awesome hub btw!

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      etower036 6 years ago from Helana

      BIG HAND to you for this hub. The signs made me laugh so hard that I nearly had to go to the restroom. The upside down sign that said "If you can read this, you've had an accident." ROFLOL and the sign with the man looking over the modesty wall. OMG. Keep finding these and do another one, very good.

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      WD Curry 111 6 years ago from Space Coast

      I see you have been on a trip to one of my favorite places. It must not be down here, there were no cops hiding behind them. Great job!

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      tebo 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Had a great laugh, thanks. I liked the Please do not throw signs at this sign.

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      PurvisBobbi44 6 years ago from Florida


      Thanks for making me laugh this morning, this is a delightful hub. Now, I know why you have so many followers.I wish you and yours a Happy New and may this year be the greatest.


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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Entertaining hub, some great signs!

      Many thanks for sharing.

      Voting up.

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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona


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      kevins blog52 6 years ago from southern Indiana

      Thanks Goody5, I need that.Thanks for following me, I will return the favor.

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      Mott-StenersonPhD 6 years ago

      Great collection of signs! Thanks for the entertainment!

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      vasantha T k 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Interesting hub. Liked the photos.They give messages and advices. Voted up.

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      Sushmita 6 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Awesome! This is so hilarious..that you give me room to doubt if not some of the signs are tweaked by your Photoshop! Its really a work of art!

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      jeyaramd 6 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Signs are everywhere for sure. Thanks for sharing some funny ones. Welcome to HP. Great hub.I look forward to seeing more of your hubs. Keep up the great work.

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      girltalksshop 6 years ago

      Very cute...they made me laugh! : ) Thanks for sharing them with us. It must be a sign...?

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      Amber Dahnke 6 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      funny, hope to see some more hubs from you!

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      Dreamer at heart 6 years ago from Northern California

      Your hub really made me laugh. I just love the signs. My favorite reminds me of a "roundabout" sign up near Truckee California. I have almost lost it so many times trying to figure just where to go. Delightful!

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      When can we expect another hub!? Have you seen any more signs lately? I bet you did! :)

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      mr-burns 6 years ago

      Ha so many. Great hub

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      Dora Weithers 6 years ago from The Caribbean

      Voted interesting for the hub, but I bet you're interesting too. I like the signs. Good job!

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      I'm hooked!

      Great hub, can't wait for more signs.


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      N.E. Wright 7 years ago from Bronx, NY

      Help wanted signs. LOL. The jobs always seemed to be filled when I would inquire. LOL.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Take Care,


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      RandomLife 7 years ago from Nashville TN

      This was great! Very entertaining =)