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    1. Why do some restaurants have a sign by the entrance that reads Please wait for hostess to be seated? Aren't we the ones that want to sit down to eat? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. When traveling on the road you see a lot of service stations with restaurants. Why do some of them display the sign 'Eat here and get Gas'? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why do some used car dealerships display a sign that reads "These cars won't last long"? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. In New Mexico a long-established dry cleaner business is displaying a sign that reads 38 years on the same spot. If you dropped off some clothes to get dry cleaned just when would you expect to get them back? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Why do Antique Shops have signs in their windows reading "New Items Arriving Daily"? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. What is the purpose of those signs that read Sale 50% Off Now On? Does this mean that all items are regular price? (Contributed by Don F.)
    7. Why do Real Estate companies advertise Classic New Homes? If its a Classic then it must be old. Right? (Contributed by Don F.)
    8. Why do some stores when having a sale display a sign that reads Entire store 25% Off? Do you have to buy the whole store or can you just pick out a few items of interest? (Contributed by Don F.)
    9. We have all seen those signs "New and Used Antiques". What qualifies as a "new antique"? (Contributed by Lynn S.)
    10. Why does Burger King have a sign on their front door that reads "These doors are to remain unlocked during business hours"? (Contributed by G.T. DuBois)
    11. Why do they put up signs that read "wet floor" then get really mad when you do? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    12. Why do dry cleaners put up signs that read 'Professional Dry Cleaners'? Where are the amateur ones? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    13. What's with those signs at the bar that read 'No Standing at the Bar'? Just what exactly are you supposed to do? Levitate? (Contributed by Craig Mitchell)
    14. Why do those little signs in the Mall always know where you are? (Contributed by RWP)
    15. What startled all these emergency exit doors that are now alarmed? (Contributed by WrqnHrd)
    16. Why are there signs that read 'Illiterate? Call this Number . . .'? If the people are illiterate they can't read the sign right? (Contributed by dabjam)
    17. At a department store loading dock they have a sign on the outside of the overhead door that reads 'Caution. Watch for Overhead Door'. What is the purpose of this sign? When the door is closed if people can't see the door then surely they won't be able to see the sign right? And if the door is open how would they be able to see the sign since it was on the outside of the door? (Contributed by Don F.)
    18. Why do some stores say 'Stock up and save. Limit one per customer'? (Contributed by Jenn Ronan)
    19. Why do they have those signs that read 'Mind Your Head'? How come they never tell us to mind our knees our legs our knuckles or our fingers? (Contributed by Phil Jones)
    20. Whats with those signs in cafeterias that read 'Shoes are required to eat in the cafeteria'? Does this mean that socks can eat anyplace they want? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    21. Why do some companies post signs that read 'The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves'? Doesn't this just defeat its purpose? (Contributed by Lyle Adams)
    22. Why are there signs that indicate a building has been architecturally designed? Who else would design a building? A butcher? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    23. Have you seen the new sign on bank ATMs? It says 'This ATM has been Y2K tested for the year 2000'. Why would they need Y2K testing for any other year? (Contributed by Carol)
    24. Have you noticed the little sign on the McDonalds Drive Tru window that says 'Braille and Picture Menus Available'? How could the people that need these menus read this? And do we really want them driving? (Contributed by LaShawnda and Casey)
    25. Why does Burger King have a sign on their door that says 'Picture Menus Available Upon Request'? How would someone who has difficulty reading a menu know that picture menus are available? (Contributed by Maureen)
    26. A local tire store displays a sign that reads 'New Used Tires'. What exactly does this mean? If the tires are used, how can they be new? (Contributed by Don F.)
    27. Why do used clothing stores have signs that say 'Quality Used Clothing'? If they were such good quality, how come the person who owned them, in the first place, didn't keep them? (Contributed by Sarah D.)
    28. Why does the sign at the Post Office say 'Parking for POSTAL Customers Only'? If you weren't a customer when you went in, you'd be one by the time you came out, wouldn't you? (Contributed by Mike & Shauna)
    29. Why do real estate signs say 'Lots for sale'? When you look, it's only a little piece of land, isn't it? (Contributed by drowland)
    30. Have you ever wondered if for those restaurants displaying a sign that says 'Shoes and Shirts Required', that pants might be optional? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    31. What's with those signs that say 'No Trespassing Authorized Personnel Only'? Does this mean the sign only applies to Authorized Personnel? (Contributed by Don F.)
    32. Have you seen those restaurant signs that say they use 'range fed' turkeys? Who are the people that raise these turkeys in their kitchens? (Contributed by Don F.)
    33. Why is it the signs on the backs of dump trucks that say 'Keep Back 100 Feet' are only legible when you're 10 feet away? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    34. Why do stores put up signs that read $14.99 and up, but on the rack, everything is higher than that price? (Contributed by Crystal Wagner)
    35. Why are all the fast food restaurants shutting down and not opening again until July 24th? You know, as it indicates on their signs that say 'Open 24/7'? (Contributed by Don F.)
    36. How come on doors with electronic combination locks they put up a sign that reads, 'Authorized Personnel Only'? If non-authorized personnel know the combination then what's the point of having the combination lock in the first place? (Contributed by Don F.)
    37. If push really does come to shove, how come there aren’t any doors with SHOVE signs on them? (Contributed by Don F.)
    38. Why do 'Everything For A Dollar' stores have a sign on their front door that reads 'No Smoking, No Food, No Drinks, No Shopping Carts, No Pets'? If they don't have these items then they don't have EVERYTHING, do they? (Contributed by Don F.)
    39. What’s with those Auto Repair place signs that say “Foreign Car Specialists”? Does that mean they have specialists for foreign cars? Or does it mean that they are car specialists that are foreign and can’t understand a word you say to them? (Contributed by Don F.)
    40. The sign in the auto repair garage, directly in front of you when the overhead door raises to let you out reads "Go Ahead, Back Up". Now what do you do? (Contributed by Calvin & Laurie)
    41. Why are restrooms labelled "Men" and "Women" yet both only show a picture of one man or one woman? Shouldn't the signs read "Man" and "Woman"? And what about the individual single stall restrooms? (Contributed by Don F.)
    42. Why do some businesses display "no shoplifting" signs? Is there a place where it's okay? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    43. What’s with those restaurant signs that read, “Hiring part-time smiling faces”? Does that mean they don’t want full-time smiling faces? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    44. Why are there signs posted over sewer systems saying "This water is contaminated and not suitable for human use"? Who DOESN'T already know that sewer water isn't safe to use in the first place? (Contributed by Valerie)
    45. Who are these people who put braille in weird places? I just saw braille on a sign on the sidewalk. A blind person isn't going to know to read the braille on the sign, will they? Won’t they simply fall over the thing because THEIR BLIND? (Contributed by Evaonne Hendricks)
    46. Why would someone want Fire to Exit a building? Wouldn't they want the people to exit the building instead? (Contributed by Thinkies)
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