At a Coco’s in Rancho Cucamonga the day before Thanksgiving, reader Tony says he and his wife were surprised to see pies stacked up everywhere for pickup, including a couple that he concluded might be for the National Security Administration. “I wondered why there was a black helicopter in the parking lot,” he joked.
(NSA would, of course, really stand for No Sugar Added. At least, that’s what the NSA would like us to believe.)
On Merrill Avenue near Chino Airport, motorists appear to enter a zone in which they may donate unused shoulders. (Perhaps the repository is the convenient ditch to their right.) It’s probably okay to slow down for the drop off, but as the second sign warns, don’t come to a full stop.
This plumbing truck spotted by Earl De Vries of Ontario looks benign enough, until you see the sign at the lower right of the back panel. Seems like a novel security feature, De Vries remarked nervously.
A service station chain urges motorists to “give a hoot” and, contrary to Woodsy Owl and his “don’t pollute” rhyme, to not hit their horn. Or maybe not to be flatulent. Seen recently on Garey Avenue in Pomona.
I don’t know what they sold in this store on Monte Vista Avenue in Montclair, probably wigs, but the name and logo always creeped me out when I’d drive by, making me think of, oh, I dunno, dolls with human hair that might come to life and strangle you in your sleep, while looking perky and innocent when found over your bruised corpse.
Now that the store is out of business, I thought I’d memorialize it before the sign is plucked.
In Fontana, on Citrus Avenue crossing the 10 Freeway, Earl De Vries saw a “Share the Road” sign for bicyclists that might also apply to construction equpment, which seems to have its own lane.
A sign on the lot just below the Metrolink tracks in Upland, on the site of the former Hoyt Lumber yard, takes a folksy approach. I don’t know if the sign, posted by San Bernardino Associated Governments, is missing one G or mistakenly included the other two. Photo by Councilman Gino Filippi, who’s as handy with a camera as he is with a corkscrew.
This cute sign in Ontario was seen in the 3300 block of Guasti Road by reader Bob Terry. Note that “Goose” has been altered to “Geese” to match the plural number in the drawing.
Grammatically correct or not, the sign isn’t always effective. A few days before he took the photo, Terry emailed to say: “Sad to report that as I write this a possible future Xmas dinner is dead in the road.” Careful, drivers!
In Florida, my friend Russ Lemmon spotted this sign in a retirement community. I like how the Allen in question merits a first initial.
An assisted living complex in Rancho Cucamonga has a “welcome” sign so specific, mysterious and emphatic (two exclamation points!!), that I felt compelled to pull over to take a photo.