April 28, 2014

Seriously?

sign nailed to a tree "Shit happens. Doesn't mean you have to step in it.
But if you do I would buy a new pair of shoes."
~Kilburn Hall, American author

While he was in Manila, my cousin (see yesterday's post) stayed with us and spent some time walking up and down the main street of our neighborhood checking out its myriad small restaurants and shops. When he saw this sign, he had to take a photo just to prove that it really exists. It's in Tagalog/Filipino and says, "Throwing shit here is not allowed." Why the sign is necessary, I don't think I want to know.

The smaller green and blue sign lists the phone number of a tubero (plumber) named Rey. Someone told me that these tubero aren't really plumbers, though. They supposedly provide a wholly different kind of service—which I am not willing to describe here. Whether that's true or not, I will never find out. Even if they were real plumbers, I wouldn't call someone who advertises by nailing an ugly handpainted sign on a tree.  • PHOTO BY JOSE

8 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Interesting insight into what goes on in other cities, Hilda. ;))

Lois said...

Not sure what to say about this one Hilda!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Who would think that a little walk in the neighborhood would yield the material for your post today.

LOLfromPasa said...

An interesting little story, Hilda, expertly told :).

Photo Cache said...

i certainly hope that the big sign is meant for comic relief and not for necessity :)

wow, interesting to find out about plumbers performing other plumbing duties :)

Stefan Jansson said...

I'¨m glad to report that I am yet to see such a sign anywhere!

Franc Baliton said...

OMG ... Hope you remember that old phrase "Kadiri to death" -- because you just reminded me (lol)

George said...

This sign leaves me speechless.