At first, you might think this is a tongue-in-cheek joke about the local constabulary napping on the job, but a “sleeping policeman” is actually another name for a speed bump. The term is more popular in the UK. If you aren’t aware of the meaning, this sign might lead to a lot of confusion, but it’s actually quite a helpful warning.
Speed bumps are a big help to people who live or work in the area since they keep speeding vehicles to a minimum. You wouldn’t want to run over any chickens on your way through the neighborhood, now would you?
Dark, but Memorable
There are lots of signs out there. There are studies about the amount of advertising we get on a daily basis, and it's something like four thousand to ten thousand each day – and that might just be online! For a display to truly stand out, it has to grab the viewer's attention.
Publicly saying that your gramps has just passed and you're getting rid of all his stuff is certainly one way to do it. We can't say for certain if it's the best way, but it's certainly a way. It's not the worst tactic for spreading word of mouth. Remember, all press is good press.
What Exactly Are You Selling?
Fabio – that's Fabio, isn't it? Yeah, we're pretty sure that's Fabio. Fabio is definitely the kind of guy that draws the eye, especially when he's shucked his shirt and is carrying a couple of fistfuls of a chain. No doubt this caught plenty of eyes while people were driving through the neighborhood, and that's the entire point.
Fabio was an icon on book covers, movies, and magazines for so long because of his impressive physique, so why not utilize him to get shoppers at your place, too? There might be a legal question or two, but most people don't care if a yard sale uses a trademarked image.
Having a car hit your fence is obviously no fun, but having it happen over and over becomes an incredible annoyance. Those things are expensive! This fence is right next to a small local church that apparently ministers to the poor drivers of the community.
Since it became such an issue, the fence owner has put up at least four signs, including a big colorful one in an attempt to calm things down. However, it looks like the fences have been ignored – the left side of the picture shows us a big dent in the chain link. Read the signs, people.
We Will, uh, Try?
This certainly isn't the kind of sign that you'll see with any regularity. How many people have horses that they'll take into town? How many towns have an area that is referred to as the "common"? And how many places combine both of those groups into one exceptionally strange place?
As you might guess, this sign is from the UK. Such classic ambiance and somewhat outdated worries are right at home in Jolly Old England (or whichever zone this is from). Don't worry, you won't be seeing any of our horses on the common. We think. We're still not totally sure what that means.