Sunday, July 22, 2012


 I snapped this picture in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens earlier this week.  Something about it tickled my fancy and made me laugh, maybe the idea that you need a sign instructing you not to steal.  Isn't that kind of a given?
It reminded me of this picture from the Botanical Gardens in Geneva that my sister sent me in 2009.  Now, my French is 15% outdated Standard Grade, 10% French films/music and 75% made up (so correct me if I'm wrong) but I think it basically says, "There was a plant here until it was stolen by a person without scuples or respect for our collection."  I love that they had a sign made to tell visitors that after the fact while here in Glasgow we preempt such shenanigans.

Keeping along the lines of signs about stealing, when Graham was a boy, he and his friend committed a heinous crime and stole (yes, stole!) some eggs from a Portakabin.  As all good criminals do, hoping to repeat their eggy escapade, they returned to the scene of their crime a few days later only to be greeted by a sign reading, "No eggs left, you vagabonds!"  Ahh, too funny.


  1. That sign from Geneva is brilliant :-)

    1. Isn't it? I hope the plant vandal blushes every time they pass! :)


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