"...Blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind…..” as the song goes (anyone?!)
One of my favorite parts about foreign locations is checking out the everyday stuff; grocery stores, pedestrian areas – which so often include signs……
Like most, our kids’ school has a sign posted at the entrance. No drugs, booze & smoking - yep - fairly standard...
But the gun?!
You might be wondering; is there really that much 'riffraff' in Kiev?!?
I say Nyet!
Kiev is NOT a rough city (I’d argue more safe than Chicago), but we do have Oligarchs' kids who are driven to / from school & protected by a somewhat meat-head set
And apparently it’s legal for personal guards to pack heat.
Thus, the sign - and - the guards waiting outside school ground
And now that Kiev finally joined the developed world & banned smoking in restaurants, one sees ‘no smoking’ signs abound.
My personal favorite (for the irony), is the one located in my gym's bathroom...
Do people - who pay to work out - really smoke in the bathroom?!
Speaking of toilet etiquitte, Logan saw this one in a gas station bathroom.
I am not sure who eats apples while on the pot...
But, if all it takes is a sign to keep pee off the seat, I'm having one printed for home
And now that we're potty talking, the most unexpected signs from this summer were this pair……
A closer look....
WOW! They really need to TELL people not to do this in a door way?!
YES, this is Amsterdam – where I guess people have been known to visit & act like animals
For everybody's sake, let's all agree to neatly do our business where we should, only carry guns that shoot foam bullets & rock out to an oldie but goodie today
(The full lyrics - in case you want to sing along: