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Can I lick it?

October 8th, 2007 · 98 comments

No, you can’t  — at least not near the copy machine at Erin’s office in Indianapolis.

Please use the sticky finger & not saliva

Meanwhile, Alvaro’s office in Madrid is having licking issues of its own near the office coffee machine. (Translation: “Please do not lick this teaspoon/ it’s for collective use.”)

Please do not lick this teaspoon; it's for collective use

And the licking doesn’t stop there…


Do not Lick Pressurized Lumber



P.S. Before you leave, please wipe your feet really good on the rhythm rug.

FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · Espanol · Indianapolis · licking · Madrid · office · Spain

98 responses so far ↓

  • #1   anna-banana bang

    Licking is cool.

    Uh….what’s the spoon on the Madrid pay phone for?

    Oct 8, 2007 at 12:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Jammy

      It’s a coffee machine… I guess you use it for stirring, not licking. :)

      Dec 5, 2007 at 12:46 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #1.2   girly girl

      that’s just wierd licking things!!!

      Feb 28, 2008 at 6:14 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #2   anna-banana bang

    Never mind. I see it’s an automatic coffee machine. The spoons would mix-up whatever slog the machine spits out.

    But still. A hanging collective-use spoon is gross.

    But then again….maybe if you call Anytime Stan, then he’d arrange to clean it?

    Oct 8, 2007 at 12:26 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #3   lola bang

    Umm… where exactly is all this licking taking place and can I get directions?

    Oct 8, 2007 at 12:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #4   Sea Hag

    I never realized that licking was such a rampant problem worldwide.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 12:49 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

  • #5   carol

    I like the communal spoon.. All day you can fantsize about other potential spoon user….
    how did they stir it.. Did they stir or only lick…
    Almost as exciting as communal forking..

    Oct 8, 2007 at 12:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #6   WanderingPenguin bang

    Wow – I had no idea there was a licking epidemic. That’s too funny! I think my fave is the “Do Not Lick Pressurized Lumber”. Is this a common problem? And the sign hanging above the outlet – is that saying not to lick the outlet….or the SIGN? It’s a bit unclear. :)

    And because it HAD to be said: those honey-covered windows were fucking delicious.

    But lola has what will likely turn out to be the best comment of this thread. Seriously. :)

    Oct 8, 2007 at 12:52 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #7   Debb

    That pressurized lumber was fucking delicious!

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:11 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #8   Amber

    WTF is up with the fence?

    Maybe what the Heisa Monster actually does, instead of eat children, is go around licking windows! Thanks, Terry!

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #9   LC

    I used to work in a document-intensive situation and I feel that I must let you know that Sortkwik doesn’t work for shit…

    Team Spittle!

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #10   Pressurized Lumber bang

    Mystified, I came across
    where I read:
    CCA pressure-treated wood contains arsenic which can be released from the wood in several ways:

    * When the wood burned
    * Mechanical abrasion
    * Direct contact
    * When acid contacts the treated lumber.

    I guess we have a fifth arsenic release vector!

    Oct 8, 2007 at 2:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #11   phil

    I wasn’t aware of how much “Do not Lick” signs are out there. Maybe they are omnipresent, but we just don’t percieve them ;-)

    Oct 8, 2007 at 3:06 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #12   tweedle

    Do NOT lick,
    use sortkwik.

    Lick the fence
    of our residence
    at your expense!

    Electric lick
    of this outlet:
    zap you twit.

    Tongue on pane wins our disdain; don’t begin, you.

    Treated lumber on yr lingual– make you tingle.

    Woe betide yoon
    what salivates on the Spoon.


    Oct 8, 2007 at 3:29 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #13   Pressurized Lumber bang

    Tweedle, you need a little spittle?

    Oct 8, 2007 at 3:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #14   tweedle

    Well, they say it *is* an arsenic release vector.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 3:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #15   Licking a Power Outlet = Bad Idea. Honest. -

    [...] More things you aren't allowed to lick here. Taggification: psa [...]

    Oct 8, 2007 at 3:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #16   jen

    The window sign would be really clever on an ice cream shop.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 4:06 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #17   hardcle

    Isn’t communal use of sortkwik just as unsanitary? I know I don’t like it when other people use mine.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 5:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #18   Michelle


    It’s a bit weird. These notes are more strange than passive-aggressive. And very sad if actually necessary.

    Team Keep your tongue off my sh*t.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 6:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #19   Pressurized Lumber bang

    Michelle, I know it. Given that things you shouldn’t lick vastly outnumber things you should, you’d think it’d make more sense to have “Please lick” signs on things you want people licking. And then people could simply endeavour to keep their tounges off the unsigned stuff.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 6:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #20   heisa

    clearly these note writers do not participate in the This is Good for Licking pool.

    that pressurized lumber is good for licking!

    Oct 8, 2007 at 8:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #21   pry

    licking your finger to separate paper is disgusting. i remember being handed a worksheet in class with a big circle of saliva in the corner. uggggh!

    Oct 8, 2007 at 9:04 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #22   Wade bang

    “sticky finger”?

    yeesh. kwiksort was not the first thing i thought of when i read the note.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 9:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #23   anglophile

    I guess maybe the fence is painted with lead paint? I’m not sure the posted notice will help the “homeowners” much when the parents of the twenty lead-poisoned neighborhood children take ‘em to court to sue for damages. Actually, it kinda works in reverse. Never before today have I had an urge to lick a fence. Now I’m feeling a bit of a compulsion.

    Oh, and you couldn’t pay me to use a communal-use spoon on a string next to a coffee machine. Anyone who would is stirring at their own risk. Blech.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 10:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #24   Adam Amato

    Team, I need to lick everything under the sun cause its Fucking Delicious…

    I like the lickers, it keeps the general population on its toes. Out of contempt of these haters I’m on a quest now to lick fucking everything.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 10:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #25   the sos

    charles has a licking problem

    Oct 8, 2007 at 10:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #26   Zsa

    Ahhh…treated lumber. Not only the arsenic factor but you also get tiny little splinters all over.
    Team Lick It… lick it good!

    Aw crap. Now I have that song in my head. This is gonna be bad for my meeting today.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 10:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #27   will4you

    Im a bartender and waiter and have seen some truly disgusting things. I worked with a young man who would lick peoples silverware if they requested new sets because they had water spots on them.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 11:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   Missing Lunch

      Eww. Why do workers not report these things to the boss? He could’ve given someone Hep A.

      Jun 29, 2009 at 11:17 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #28   T-Bone

    Photo #3: Could someone forward his phone number to me please? Thanks.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 11:25 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #29   WanderingPenguin bang

    Well, sure – how else do you get the water spots off? The dishwasher is obviously not working out.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 11:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #30   WanderingPenguin bang

    BTW, the window licker is in Australia in case lola and T-bone wanna track him down. Not sure if he’s a tourist, though, so that might not help. :)

    Now I want to see the rest of the picture they cut off!

    Oct 8, 2007 at 11:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #31   lola bang

    but were they licking lumber down under?

    I try to refrain from licking windows, especially after that unfortunate short bus incident…

    Oct 8, 2007 at 11:46 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #32   WanderingPenguin bang

    Not just lumber, lola, “pressurized” lumber. So at least they were doing something right.

    Hang in there – maybe they are just bi-curious. :)

    Oct 8, 2007 at 11:52 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #33   ALA

    Did anyone else notice that they have such a problem with window-licking, the nice folks in Hervey Bay have created the Hervey Bay Window Police? (In parens under the main no0licking notice) Perhaps they investigate all window shennanigans. Or is it just the licking? Inquiring minds…

    Oct 8, 2007 at 12:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #34   ALA

    oops…no-licking notice, my apologies. :)

    Oct 8, 2007 at 12:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #35   GhostWriter

    I used to work in Chicago, at a convenience store. I used to work in Chicago; I did, but I don’t anymore.

    A lady walked in with some porcelain skin and I asked her what she came in for. “Liquor,” she said, and lick her I did, and now I don’t work there no more.

    I know, it’s swiped, but tangentially appropriate, no?

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #36   claw71

    I’ve always hated people who lick their fingers before handling paper. They do with with books, newspapers and even money. Often it is out of habit rather than necessity. Personally, I find a little glob of earwax to be sufficient. It’s actually similar to “sticky finger” compound in the first photo.

    I wouldn’t be inclined to lick a fence or a window but if somebody put a sign up instructing me not to I think I might do it as an act of rebellion. Just as I make a point to pull into driveways that are marked with signs informing me that I am not to turn around there. Sue me.

    A-licky boom boom down.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #37   claw71

    Speaking of pressurized lumber, all this talk of licking…

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   RunBarbara bang

      oh you would, wouldnt you? i thought of you as soon as i saw the phrase “pressurized lumber”. i think as far as nicknames go, the albino python might have some competition.

      May 27, 2008 at 9:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #38   Juliet bang

    I’m hard pressed to imagine any scenario of licking the fence in that last photo. Ewwww. Who would lick the ratty fence of someone who appears to live by the ocean? And how could it become so problematic that a sign was needed?

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #39   GhostWriter

    what should be added:

    Please use this sticky finger & not saliva…

    …to remove lettuce from teeth.
    …to improve your grip on the shaft.
    …when attempting to embalm insects.
    …to make cotton candy last longer.

    Any more?

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #40   Wade bang

    upon closer inspection, it looks like the right side of the fence is freshly painted. Apparently the “wet paint” sign wasn’t getting the job done.

    So, does licking the lumber “de-pressurize” it and make it less…useful?

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #41   TAJ

    But what would Jesus lick???

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #42   Wade bang

    Wait a minute. Why would you need a spoon at an automated coffee machine? Isn’t the whole point that, as it dispenses, it mixes everything together?

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #43   GhostWriter

    claw71 is onto something. The whiteboard is probably located in an all-girls prep school, being used to promote important take-aways from Headmaster MacSweeney’s annual birds-&-bees speech. You know how he loves euphemistic metaphors…

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #44   Wade bang

    #37 rofl!!

    claw, you never cease to amaze.

    Cogent argumentation and a Snow reference all in one post.

    kudos! :)

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #45   Jesus Christ

    If you die from licking an outlet, you automatically get a pass to the party in the sky. I’ll get back to you on the others. Pressurized lumber can be tricky.

    After all, it would be cruel to send anyone that mentally vacant to that “other place.” Can I get an Amen?

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #46   WanderingPenguin bang

    Except you can probably lick Snow. At least according to Snow.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 1:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #47   Fraulein N bang

    Yeah, that song was called “Informer” but I don’t feel like I walked away from it with a whole lot of information.

    My favorite is the one about “pressurized lumber.” So … it’s okay to lick un-pressurized lumber, then? How about just trees? Can we lick trees?

    Oct 8, 2007 at 2:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #48   dee bang

    its fun to lick the right things,like skin on females!

    Oct 8, 2007 at 3:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #49   maisnon

    Omigod – Tribe Called Quest reference! The awesome!

    Oct 8, 2007 at 4:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #50   ian

    Please refrain from licking our windows?

    That could be a joke, you know.

    In French, to go window shopping translates as:

    faire de la lèche-vitrine: to go licking windows.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 4:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #51   WanderingPenguin bang

    Yes, I am pretty sure that one’s a joke – it’s on a cafe or restaurant or bakery or something in Australia. Excellent French cross-reference, though: I had never heard that phrase!

    Oct 8, 2007 at 4:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #52   claw71 bang

    If you lick it…

    …she will come.

    Sorry, it had to be done. Forgive me GW.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 6:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #53   K

    Licking a communal spoon? Gross.

    Licking your finger to separate some pages? Not gross. And you people that think it is? It’s called OCD; you might want to look into it.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 6:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #54   Heather

    But outlets are so tasty. Add a little guacamole, and you’ve got a meal that’ll stick with you for days.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 6:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #55   Sixty-Nine Fourever

    ” you gotta lick it before we kick it………you gotta lick it before you stick it ”

    HMMMM….maybe these people heard these hidden song lyrics, as I have ?????

    Or maybe we all are just practicing to make perfect ?????? :}

    Oct 8, 2007 at 6:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #56   GVI bang

    M_A didn’t you lick it and stick it the other day?

    Oct 8, 2007 at 8:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #57   Kite

    I just recently bought soap at a farmers market in town. It has cinnamon, clover and oatmeal. And I have to admit that it smelled so good this morning in the shower that I HAD to lick it.
    Licking has it’s ups and downs.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 8:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #58   GVI bang

    I have licked those fruity smelling markers and they do taste like they smell.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 8:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #59   morpho aurora bang

    #59 gvi – but it wasn’t in public! or communal

    The combination of “can i lick it?” and sticky fingers made me start the day with a smile. :P
    and thanks to zsa, i’ve had that stupid song stuck in my head all day.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 9:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #60   Team Cassandra bang

    I can’t help but think an equally useful sign could read:

    Go ahead. Lick it.

    Oct 8, 2007 at 10:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #61   Troy McClure bang

    Hi I’m actor Troy McClure. You might remember me from such educational films as “Lead Paint: Delicious But Deadly” and “Here Comes the Metric System!”

    Oct 8, 2007 at 11:01 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #62   Duff Man

    I was just thinking the same thing – all of these items were obviously made in China.

    Lead paint. Oh, yeah!!!

    Oct 8, 2007 at 11:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #63   Spiderflowers bang

    Hey Claw, you mentioned money licking. The Kansas City health inspector told me once that most money is covered with cocaine! I guess drug dealers/users/ whatever don’t bother to wash their hands after handling the stuff. So, if you know any money lickers, well, they are just coke heads. Maybe. That health inspector also told me that germs won’t live on newspaper or money. He might be wrong. I don’t know.

    Oct 9, 2007 at 1:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #63.1   elviruz

      No, I believe cocaine users snort it through rolled up dollar bills. Also, money may not be suitable for some microorganisms to survive but could most definitely be a place for endospores, I’m not no scientist tho!

      Oct 20, 2008 at 11:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #64   Ariel

    Nice Tribe Called Quest reference. :)

    Oct 9, 2007 at 2:44 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #65   Life With Buck

    What is up with LICKING? Have I been missing something? When did this become so prevalent? I gotta go out and start licking stuff, I need to catch up.

    Love the Please Refrain From Licking Our Window sign.

    Oct 9, 2007 at 8:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #66   miz peg

    I am gonna put a sign on my tires…do not lick while moving.

    it is a big problem in this area.

    Oct 10, 2007 at 1:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #67   RP

    Licking outlets? Was that sign in a pre-school or something? I can’t imagine any over the age of five doing this.

    This signs should say, “Doesn’t have a flavor”

    Oct 10, 2007 at 2:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #68   S

    This makes me think of an email that had to be sent out to our office that I was so tempted to send in, but it’s just more odd that PA:


    Several of us have noticed that there was a strange reddish, pink substance on the outer edges of the cold water spickett of the bottled water dispenser. I just cleaned it, first cleaning the inside of the spicket to make sure this was not some type of mold or other “H-town flu-like” substance :), and it was fine, but the outside had this going about a half an inch up the sides. When I cleaned that off, it appears to be lipstick. YUCK!!!

    Not sure how that got there but please be sure to not to insert your water bottles around the spickett of the dispenser, whether your wearing lipstick or not :), so that we can hopefully stop the spread of other “H-town flu-like” viruses.



    Oct 10, 2007 at 4:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #69   Lurker

    Bravo Tweedle!

    They ought to put “Do Not Lick” signs on flagpoles in winter!

    Oct 10, 2007 at 8:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #70   GVI bang

    I have never licked a flagpole in the winter, It’s fast approaching though :)

    Oct 10, 2007 at 9:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #71   Troy McClure bang

    #71: Wow. The only definition I could find for “spickett” was from the Urban Dictionary:


    A “Spickett” is a special type of gnome. For a picture of spickett, put gnome into google images.

    The reason “Spickett” is a very special type of gnome, is that a Spickett gnome is extremely nubby. Spickett refers therefore to someone who is both a gnome and a nublet. In other words, Spickett nub. It is therefore not good to be a spickett.

    Garden Gnome
    Garden accessory
    Fishing gnome
    Gnome from a gnome shop
    Wickets tub
    Spickett put your ass away type of gnome

    Also, what, they drink from their bottles & get lipstick INSIDE the rim? And this is the rim onto which the nozszle is probably screwed when they’re drinking? “MOM” KNOWS it isn’t so.

    Finally, from WP’s disambiguation page:
    –H-Town can refer to:

    * Houston, Texas (most referred ‘H-Town’)
    * Hagerstown, Maryland
    * H-Town (Publisher), a Finnish magazine publisher
    * H-Town (band), a R&B music group active from 1990′s to present
    * Havertown, Pennsylvania
    * Hartford, Michigan
    * Hamilton, New Zealand
    * Hinesburg, Vermont
    * Hightstown, New Jersey
    * Hampton, Virginia

    We ask the public to avoid unnecessary trips to the Hinesburg vicinity until further notice.

    I think MOM has a knack for opacity.

    Oct 10, 2007 at 10:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #72   GVI bang

    Hey Troy #74, Down here in the south we refer to faucets and things of that nature as Spicketts, I have no idea why.

    Oct 10, 2007 at 10:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #73   Troy McClure bang

    GVI, I’d be surprised if you’re further south than me. But thanks for the defn. Can you interpret “H-town flu-like”?

    Oct 10, 2007 at 10:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #74   Oedipa Maas

    Psst, GVI – it’s “spigot.”

    Oct 10, 2007 at 10:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #75   morpho aurora bang

    Oedipa – sometimes they do say spickett – especially when they’ve got a mouthful of chew
    just don’t stand too close!

    Oct 10, 2007 at 11:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #76   GVI bang

    Troy I’m in Ga. but Atlanta so it’s kind of rhetorical, and I have no idea about “H-town flu-like”, Oedipa I’m a transplant so I aplogize.

    Oct 10, 2007 at 11:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #77   GVI bang

    ps. Why you picking on me Oedipa, I was the third one to say it, you need to correct #71 they said it first lol.

    Oct 10, 2007 at 11:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #78   WanderingPenguin bang

    I would like to point out that I do not have a disambiguation page. But I sure wish I did. :)

    Oct 10, 2007 at 11:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #79   Troy McClure bang

    #79: GVI, I spent a few days in Atlanta once. Strange coloured skyscrapers & everything named after peach trees, right? Quite nice. But yeah, I’m almost 68 degrees further south. “Spigot” definitely sounds familiar, though it’s a word I’d never have had at my fingertips … secretly, misspelt or not, I was just jealous of MOM’s vocabulary.

    Oct 11, 2007 at 12:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #80   S

    Ah, yes, it’s spigot!

    I walked away from the computer and apparently left a trail of questions in my wake! “H-town flu-like” referred to a strange illness a few of us acquired after a business trip to Houston–the “H-Town” in question.


    Oct 11, 2007 at 10:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #81   Oedipa Maas bang

    Sorry, GVI! My comment should’ve said, “Psst, S, Troy McClure, and GVI.” My most abject apologies for singling you out (you were closest).

    Although bonus points go to Troy for the urbandictionary “spickett” definition. Team nubby gnome!

    Your friendly neighborhood spelling police,

    Oct 11, 2007 at 10:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #82   Life With Buck

    @#83 — I love that H-Town flu thing. I’m going to absorb it into my vocabulary. Last year I had C-Town Flu, contracted while on an awful trip to Cincinnati.

    Oct 11, 2007 at 12:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #83   Chrissie

    Let the people lick……
    It’s a free world and if we can’t lick what ever we want, what can we lick? If you are going to use a community item, you are taking your own risks anyway.

    Oct 11, 2007 at 1:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #84   The Dirty Turtle

    wish everything had a lick/don’t lick sign. I myself flip a coin- heads I lick, tails I don’t lick.

    Oct 11, 2007 at 5:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #85   boyhowdy

    How wonderful to see OUR camper with OUR do not lick fence sign in it!

    Despite some very odd suppositions, we put the sign each year on our picket fence in our camping area (no seaside!), and yes, this does lead to people licking the fence — we’ve even had people leave anonymous pictures of themselves licking the fence.

    The sign USED to be part of the stage fencing at the Falcon Ridge Folk festival — it was a nice way of saying “get the hell away from the edge of the stage, morons, this is a folk festival, and that means people SIT.” When the festival changed their set-upa few years back, my wife (who paints signs for the festival) and I actually BOUGHT a length of fence for our next-year campsite specifically to have a place FOR the sign.

    In its current context, then, we don’t really care if people lick the fence; instead, we had this sign, and it needed a fence, so we bought one.

    Hope that helps…

    Oct 21, 2007 at 8:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #86   Mishee bang

    How did you find this pic on this site boyhowdy? We are interested in the google aspect of finding this site if that is how you found it!

    Oct 21, 2007 at 10:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #87   boyhowdy

    Actually, I drop in every few months to catch up on archives when I can…the odd thing is, when I saw the pic at the top of the entry, I turned to my wife and said “hey, check this out; I should send them a pic of our sign…” and then I hit the pic of our sign, and then she wanted to know why I stopped mid-sentence and started laughing hysterically.

    She thought it was pretty funny, too.

    Oct 21, 2007 at 11:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #88   Sundaeg1rl

    No window-licking? Damn, those poor kids from the mental home are going to be gutted!

    Dec 4, 2007 at 5:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #89   stop, hammertime

    [...] related: can i lick it? [...]

    Feb 26, 2008 at 9:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #90   DamionKutaeff

    Hello everybody, my name is Damion, and I’m glad to join your conmunity,
    and wish to assit as far as possible.

    Mar 23, 2008 at 1:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #91   Nick

    This is weird as hell – but the guy in the 3rd pic looks like a mirror image of me – who is he?

    May 27, 2008 at 7:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #92   Kylie

    Very nice tribe called quest reference!

    Sep 2, 2008 at 8:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #93   Missing Lunch

    Team Sortkwik ftw.

    I haaate when people lick/spit on their fingers, just to turn a page. Since when does spit have adhesive properties?

    Jun 29, 2009 at 11:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up


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