Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stupid Sign

The other day at work, someone asked me to post this warning sign.

I said no.  He asked why not.  I explained that it was unnecessary to post such a sign because it is universally understood that nobody should be eating or drinking poison or lead, regardless of whether or not it's in a work area.  He didn't see the humor or comprehend that the lack of punctuation and word placement changed the meaning of the sign or at least
opened it up to different avenues of

I fixed it by changing the word placement and using hierarchy to make the meaning more clear and less funny to me.


  1. yay, your initiative to add hierarchy saved lives!

    By the way, will you check out my info-graphic please? It's on my page; here's a direct link:

  2. ha! great job. You should submit the original sign to Those are hilarious.

  3. "But can I drink this poison outside of the work area?"

    Great job, but now that you've done this, have you inadvertently added "sign proofreader/redesigner" to your job description? That's how it works at my office. You try to do somebody a favor...