Bad Signs

I saw this car in Kalihi, down near Diner’s Drive-In yesterday and couldn’t believe it. I didn’t snap a picture of it because everyone eating outside Diner’s was huge and mean-looking. When I saw the car again today in exactly the same parking stall, I figured it meant I needed to snap it.

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It’s not a good picture, but it is a hand-written sign (on what looks like the inside of a cigarette carton, but I couldn’t be sure) saying, “Caution: Baby on Board.”

What the heck? Somebody’s driving a child around with this much of the rear window obstructed with a sign asking others to be careful? I always thought those Baby On Board signs were stupid, but I take it back. This is stupid.

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While I had the cam-phone handy, I took this picture of a sign I’ve always wondered about, just a little further down the block. Is it an Irish-owned business, or is it a Korean-owned business? I suppose it could be both–I’m Japanese and Irish, after all, but if I owned a garage, I don’t think I’d call it McKawahara’s, ‘though I have been called Dwyer-san, so maybe it’s not that weird.

3 Comments so far

  1. Richie (unregistered) on June 18th, 2005 @ 8:28 pm

    O’Sung is probably just a Korean-owned business (the sign has Korean words on it).


  2. scrivener (unregistered) on June 18th, 2005 @ 9:44 pm

    Yes, I know that. But what’s with the O and the apostrophe?


  3. Richie (unregistered) on June 20th, 2005 @ 7:07 pm

    Hmm, seems they could’ve used a hyphen instead of an apostrophe like “O-Sung”.



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