Sign, sign,everywhere a sign!

As the song goes on to say: “Do this, don’t do that; everywhere a sign!”We see them, in bathrooms, and on doors to most establishments. Most are mundane, and may not be read by the average door-opener. There are those, though, that catch your attention. A couple of months ago I saw this one at a local coffee shop, and chuckled. I took a picture, thinking surely others had seen this wording. But my friends on Facebook had not seen it before.

We recently took our first trip since the pandemic started. We used our mini-van to van camp and traveled from eastern Kansas to southeastern New Mexico. That made for quite a few gas station campground stops. I saw some spectacular sites (Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands National Monument) and signage I had never seen before. The internet is going to provide tons better pictures of those sites than the ones I took, but I don’t think you will find these signs on the internets. Well, maybe.

We were traveling from the east part of New Mexico, over the Sacramento Mountains, to get to the other side, obviously. There were no rest stops, and when I saw roadside signage for clean bathrooms, it was this or nothing. I was pretty shocked to see the bathroom was enclosed in the petting zoo area, but too desperate to care. I quickly realized their definition of clean bathrooms did not include the exterior.
And this is the sign provided for my reading pleasure while using their facilities. I was shocked that the ”ladies” needed this instruction. But I figure signs are made out of some prior experience.
This is also the first time I have had to open and close a very heavy gate to get to a bathroom. How about you?
I’m not sure how many people get to the camel, but I did! I think this is a creative way to hope customers will read your sign. I often wonder if the men’s bathrooms have this much signage. I’ll have to ask my husband.
This sign was entertaining while I was doing laundry at our KOA in Alamogordo. Again, the third item was added as someone must had been compelled to wash the clothes they came in. Kinda glad I wasn’t there for that!
I am bummed about the poor picture quality of this one, and hope to return to Oliver Lee State Park to retake it someday. What a perfect illustration, if you know the length of a cow!
This was a fun site for a weary traveler. We were in a gas station in Santa Rosa, NM, which is north of Roswell, NM. And Roswell, I found out, enjoys their alien infamy. I liked their point, though. Just please wash your hands!
But the best signs were at the Three Rivers Petroglyph State Park. Unfortunately I don’t understand what the Ancient Ones
are/were communicating. But I appreciated the honor of visiting them.

Published by Lorna

I spend time hanging out with my husband, those two adults I had the privilege of momming, and two grandchildren. I love connecting with my friends and talking about what’s important to us over a cup of local jo. You can find me outside taking walks, bicycling, tending our wild yard, or inside cooking Gluten-free yummy food, knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, and catching up with my large extended family. After exploring approaches to life, I have decided the guide for me is Love. And that keeps me grinning.

4 thoughts on “Sign, sign,everywhere a sign!

    1. I look forward to seeing your signs, when that traveling thing happens again. I was so eager to travel, but realized it’s a different experience now. I am now ready to stay home for a while. I wanted to say “until the pandemic is over”, but I am not sure what that will look like, or if it will happen.


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