Is it a warning? Maybe it’s a promise. This sign says that there are river monsters. The water beyond doesn’t even look like a river – it looks more like a big lake or a sea. So why would this sign be so close to water if it isn’t even a river? It’s like you can’t trust anybody these days.
And what would the purpose of the sign be? River monsters wanted, perhaps? We don’t know about you, but we don’t see a whole lot of river monsters these days. Not even in rivers. They’re all retiring and getting houses upstate.
Signs From Forever Ago
Once upon a time, the blog Hyperbole and a Half was the only thing worth reading on the internet. Funny stories and hilariously bad MSPaint drawings made them worth reading and re-reading, and the image of the blog's author getting ready to “clean all the things” took off online as a hype picture – something to get people excited.
This person knew it was just colorful, energetic, and eye-catching enough to act as the perfect sign to draw people into the yard sale they were having. Of course, anybody who has been on the internet probably thinks this picture is ancient history.
Who Knows What Will Happen?
It's a good idea to follow safety signs whenever they're posted. This one seems like a particularly good one to follow, just because of the artwork. Don't go swimming or a terrible nest of sea snakes will drag you down to the depths.
Maybe this sign is also a warning – don't go swimming, or this sodden, dripping, drowned man will come and get you. He has a lot of pamphlets about how dangerous it is to swim in some places. This sign is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which means this sign might be warning you of hungry, hungry gators.
Some People Like Their Privacy
There are lots of people out there that are sick and tired of others walking through their property. If you live in the city or the suburbs, this is usually just cutting through a yard to get home or to the store, but in the country, there can be a lot more.
People might hunt or pick food from your property, and sometimes you just don't want that. Sure, you can put up a fence, but fences can be climbed or circumvented. How about a sign that warns of bodily harm if you don't pay attention? That might just do it.
Be the Only One Left
In an effort to reduce the amount of illegal and dangerous substances that are in certain parts of the country, a few signs have gone up. One of them seems to implore dealers to turn in their competition – and we are sure that they will be let off Scot-free.
This is, of course, also a sign to notify regular dealers that there is a hotline for reporting these scoundrels and ruffians, and the little bit of humor that it uses is a good way to make it memorable for everyone who drives past. Maybe they even got some takers.