This is the kind of sign that could sit outside any kind of store or cafe and still get a chuckle from onlookers, but it certainly seems intended for those who appreciate witty comments. Apparently, this guy couldn’t come up with an actual witty phrase that’s also thought-provoking for this sign.
But what he wrote still manages to get the message across and seems to be witty in its own right. At the very least, it will make some people giggle when they read and maybe they’ll be tempted to go inside and find something that’s hopefully a little wittier to read.
Enjoy the Silence
It was the English band "Depeche Mode" who sang the song with the lyrics "Words are very unnecessary, they can only do harm." They may be right to a degree, but one thing's for sure — some people have a way with words, and when they write, it's both powerful and vital.
Most of us aren't that good at writing, but that's okay, that's why we can turn to people like Shakespeare and J. K. Rowling! Or better yet, find a romance novel if you want someone else's words to speak for you, just don't forget to put a bow on it.
There's No Other Choice
There are some people that just can't stay away from the crisp feel of fresh pages, the smell of old paper, and the flip of books, new or ancient, being filtered through their fingers. Even if you point out that a person could be spending a great deal of money on books, they can't do anything about it.
This sign points out that, yes, all that money that's been saved would still be spent on books. Even if you aren't buying physical books, nowadays there are so many other ways you can consume literature, like e-books, and audiobooks. So if you aren't spending it on that, are you really spending your money right?
We're Going to Need a Doctor's Opinion
Books don't physically make you bigger unless you eat them, which may have been why we were such chubby toddlers. We assume this sign is talking about a more mental or emotional process, but someone who doesn't have that kind of information in mind might get a little confused.
You will not actually physically shrink if you stop reading books, with the caveat that if you exchange that time for physical exercise, you might, indeed, become smaller. But you can enjoy books while working out – as many people do. Audiobooks have become very popular for a very good reason.
Because You Need It to Live
There are many who find it impossible to get through life without diving into the pages of a written book, whether it's horror, fantasy, science-fiction, romance, historical, or even nonfiction. If they have to go a single day without reading, they will get grumpy at best and despondent at worst.
However, after a very pricey consultation with a doctor, we were told that, no, we don't actually need to read to keep living. Still, that's no reason to stop one of our favorite hobbies. We have also been informed by the same doctor that you DO need to keep breathing to live, however.