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When I was dancing in Japan we were given a weekly "Western food list" to fill in. If there was something we wanted that wasn`t on the list we could request it for the following week. We were all sitting there very late in the middle of the night watching "Little House on The Prairie",the only programme on Japanese tv that was in the English language.! Suddenly I said ,"Do you know what I haven`t had for months and would give anything for right now? Beans on toast". Everyone else`s mouth watered at the thought of it too,as we were 5 months into our contract by then,so"deprived" of everyday things we used to take for granted. Anyway, for next week`s shopping list we asked for baked beans. Sorting through the box of food the hotel had left us,there were no tins of beans.There was,however,a large plastic food storage type bag with what looked like small pelletts inside. Attached to the side of the bag was the note which read, "Baked beans. To be baked by oneself." Needless to say ,we all waited until our contract had ended and we were back in the UK before we were able to have our lovely snack.!!

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Horse box on M6 had written in the dirt, 'especially for Tesco' hmmm!

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A rather optimistic sign at the roadside yesterday:

 

'Asparagus 100 yards'

 

Well, I knew it grew quickly, but as much as that?!!!

 

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I was following a builders van the other day and was slightly taken back by its advertising. Under the list of services offfered i.e. loft conversions,  extensions etc was a picture of a ladder and some tools then the words:

 

'Let us handle your erections"

 

I couldn't believe my eyes!

 

 

Back on the food though when youngest dd was tiny she kept asking for 'pink bananas' and for ages we had no idea what she wanted. Eventually turned out to be prawns!

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I was following a builders van the other day and was slightly taken back by its advertising. Under the list of services offfered i.e. loft conversions,  extensions etc was a picture of a ladder and some tools then the words:

 

'Let us handle your erections"

 

 

This could prove lucrative.

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Back on the food though when youngest dd was tiny she kept asking for 'pink bananas' and for ages we had no idea what she wanted. Eventually turned out to be prawns!

 

 

They grow red bananas in Zanzibar, and when you peel the the banana the fruit inside is pink!

 

It is rather a long way to go just for a banana though :)

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THANK YOU TAXI!!!  Years ago I bought a pack of red bananas from Waitrose in Bath.  After I had eaten them no-one ever believed me and Waitrose never seemed to get them back in again.

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Yes Janet, there really IS such a thing as a red banana - we had them when we went on safari in Kenya about 20 years ago.

 

I've seen them on sale in the UK too - can't remember where though.

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Ooo which I could get hold of one - think I might have to do some serious research. DD would be most impressed! Love the idea of asking her if she wants some pink bananas and then when she is expecting prawns actually give her pink bananas!

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Our local  Morrisons had a revamp last year and now has a very interesting fruit & veg section. They sometimes have red bananas.

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Another sign I saw the other day which was advertising a dog grooming parlour (at least I hope so) :wacko:

 

Doggy Styles

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LOL, It could have been worse,it could have said  Dogging Sites.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Our local  Morrisons had a revamp last year and now has a very interesting fruit & veg section. They sometimes have red bananas.

 

I must try Morrisons, I'd love to have them again!

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Janet did the pink bananas taste much different to the regular yellow ones?

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From my recollection they were a bit sweeter.  They were delicious.  I also used to like the tiny bananas that Waitrose sell - again sweet and delicious.  I feel a trip to our localish Waitrose coming on!

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Rather sweet sign seen today, taped to one of those 'put your cigarettes out here' boxes that a local firm has attached to the wall:

 

DO NOT USE - NESTING BIRDS!!!

 

I wonder what sort of birds they are...

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I once took a photo of a door propped wide open.  Why did I take a picture of an open door?  Because it had written on it in large red letters Please keep this door closed.............

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Really, what's the point in having a door that has to be kept closed? Why not just brick the darn thing up and be done with it!!! ;)

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Every day I drive past a sign by the roadside saying that the road will be closed for one day within the next two weeks for resurfacing. 

 

The thing is - I can't remember how long it's been there...

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There's a sign at the end of my street indicating No Through Road.  Well it was, 15 years ago before all these new houses were built but I don't think any of the residents want it removed as we hope it may keep the traffic down!

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Another door one. Where I go to yoga on Fridays last week had a sign on the big double door going through to several rooms "Please do not open this door" oh better go home again then! Luckily it appeared to be redundant.

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Just seen this on a "sponsored ad" - "Send your parcel online now"!!!

 

The mind boggles - will my parcel fit down the electical cable to the plug or do they use a transponder (Beam me up Scotty!)

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A couple of days ago I saw a road signpost bent over at a crazy angle which some careless person had clearly driven into.

 

It was a "Give Way" sign ;)

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Not a sign, but does anyone remember the Corsa ad from a few years ago where one of the Corsas ended half way up a lamp-post.  Well I turned a corner one day and there was a car stuck into a lamp-post looking remarkably similar to the one in the ads!  I would guess joy riders had had an accident....

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When I was young my parents regularly drove past a sign that said "Caution, Heavy Plant Crossing".   Nothing unusual about that, except that it was erected right next to a large garden centre!

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Okay I'll just put this out there under the heading of cultural differences - :P

 

I emitted some pretty odd sounds in the middle of Tesco's on Goodge Street when I first moved there, having never seen spotted dick before...

 

Even though I know that's not a sign...

 

I do like one I see in New York that warns:  "Don't even THINK of parking here!"

 

Not to mention waiting for a bus beside an advert that boasted, "Brains Makes The Best Faggots"...

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My company has just spent some time having new signs printed for the various offices, telling you who or what is behind the closed door.  The door to the room where all the official paper, pens, desk diaries and so on are kept now has a large, smart new sign saying:

 

Stationary Cupboard.

 

Whew, well there's a relief.  Nothing worse than roaming cupboards!

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Reminds me of trying to remember which was which as a child.

I did it by the stationary with the "a" is for standing ( still ) which also has an "a"

 

When it's the stationery with the "e" it has an "e" like letter.

 

A bit long winded but it worked for me!

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