Sign, cosign…and off on a tangent

November 25th, 2013 · 34 comments

Ever wonder how MIT undergrads spend their free time? Well, thanks to Benjamin in Boston, you have your answer:

Please make bigger signs. It will encourage people to read your signs.

related: How’s that for a group effort?

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34 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Eliavy

    Please laminate your signs. It will encourage people to read your signs.

    Nov 25, 2013 at 10:44 pm   rating: 39  small thumbs up

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      Dec 5, 2013 at 7:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Teresa

    I would DEFINITELY feel compelled to either post a neon pink sign OR to use some bright post it’s to leave descriptive and prescriptive feedback…

    Nov 25, 2013 at 10:56 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   noah

    This makes me hate college more than I already did.

    Nov 25, 2013 at 11:04 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   LemonDrops

    So . . . How does simply leaving a pan in the drying rack lead to it getting gross?

    Nov 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   H for Toy

      Unless all their fry(ing) pans are cast iron, I don’t know. I wondered the same thing.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 5:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Johnny

      I figured they mean “don’t wait for there to be 12 dozen”

      Nov 26, 2013 at 8:40 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   H for Toy

      But “overflowed” or “piled up” is different than “gross” in my opinion. Gross is slimy.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 9:44 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   H for Toy

      Did you hear that “whoosh”? That was the sound of a joke going RIGHT over my head.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 9:45 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   John10423

      I am supposing that letting them in the drying rack and not putting them away results in the next person splashing dirty dish water onto them. But perhaps #4.2 is right too. :-)

      Nov 26, 2013 at 11:39 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   Snowflame

      Maybe it’s because if the pans are always there no one is cleaning the draining board and that’s what gets gross?

      Nov 26, 2013 at 12:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   DrewE

      Perhaps not only the hanging up is being shirked, but the washing as well.

      Nov 29, 2013 at 5:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   redheadwglasses

    HA! My exbf went to MIT, he will love this entry.

    My favorite is the non-French-speaking person’s version of French on the multilingual sign on the right!

    Nov 25, 2013 at 11:17 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   redheadwglasses

      (So you don’t have to flip back:)

      Le please le write le signs en le variety of le languages so le more people can le understand them!

      Nov 25, 2013 at 11:18 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   cal331

      I hear that in Pepe Le Pew’s voice.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 6:53 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Tard

      Wee wee

      Nov 26, 2013 at 7:52 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Lita bang

      Le mine too, Red. Le mine too. :D

      Nov 26, 2013 at 6:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Roxy Random

    The Spanish is a bit off, but not as much as the pseudo-French.

    Nov 26, 2013 at 7:38 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   The Elf

    I’m puzzled by the underline under the second period of the big sign, with the “why?” comment.

    Uh, because it’s good grammar? I know y’all are more number crunchers than English whizzes, but periods should not be a mystery.

    Nov 26, 2013 at 8:05 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   kermit

      It may be good grammar but it’s not PA enough. Clearly the “why” person is asking why there isn’t an exclamation point there (or 2 or 3 or 6435).

      Nov 26, 2013 at 10:15 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Junkymagi

      I’m thinking that it’s about when you read it, read the period too? HAHA

      The multiple “languages” on the sign on the right side is hilarious.

      Dec 6, 2013 at 5:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   J

    Are you serious? The words ‘bigger’ and ‘will’ were underlined by the signs creator to accentuate the message of the sign. I believe the ‘why’ under the underlined period is basically asking “how does the period accentuate the overall message being conveyed?” But that’s just a common sense approach, as opposed to assuming a period is a mystery to someone who attends MIT.

    Nov 26, 2013 at 10:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   The Elf

      If the underlines come from the sign’s creator, why do it in pen? Why not use the underline function of whatever word processor they used? This strikes me as an addition by another hand.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 10:47 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   The Elf

      It also could be a code: WILL BIGGER PERIOD.

      No thanks. 4 days is enough for me.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 10:48 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Snowflame

      Elf, my thought would be someone printed out the sign, stuck it up, stood back to admire their work and then decided that there wasn’t ENOUGH EMPHASIS!!! But were then too lazy to actually print out another one.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Tesselara

      Elf–4 days? Deeply jealous.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   kermit

      B vitamins will cut it down significantly and make you feel better.

      Get the effervescent tablet kind because it’s much more bio-available than the waxy pill kind. Don’t mean to shell for Bayer, but it seems that they’re the only ones who make them and I haven’t seen any other substitute. “Redoxon-B Orange” is the name. (And yes they’re expensive, but worth it.)

      Dissolve in a glass of water and drink first thing in the morning before ingesting anything else.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 6:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   Poltergeist

      A sponge shouldn’t be too difficult to please considering how many holes it has. You just have to find something small enough to shove in them.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 7:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   H for Toy

      Poltergeist, I know a guy.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 7:50 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Jenn

    They should reconsider proper usage of large font on particular words because all I want to do now is please the sponge.

    Nov 26, 2013 at 11:17 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Tesselara

      Are you spongeworthy?

      Nov 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Lita bang

      Better than me then, I saw sponge and automatically thought Spongebob.

      I have a six-year-old niece, in my defense.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 6:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Quite Contrary

    At least MIT students have the discretion to not use Comic Sans, put hearts and stars on them, or use clip art. Bless you, MIT students.

    Nov 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   teresasbell

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    Dec 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up