Some businesses might have reopened but the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the world. Naturally, some shop owners want to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers, so they put up signs asking clients to come in through the door wearing face masks. Easy, right? Nope!

Unfortunately, some customers see wearing a mask as a political issue and refuse to put one on. This increases the risk of Covid-19 spreading, so stores have had to get… creative with their signs. Bored Panda has collected some of the wittiest, funniest, and most blunt ‘wear a mask’ signs that shops and restaurants have put up. Upvote your faves and let us know which ones you like best and why.

Bored Panda spoke to Sarah Bingham, one of the co-owners of the vintage clothing shop Antique Sugar, whose hard-hitting and dark sign made a huge splash on the web. She told us all about how she feels about getting so much attention, about the anti-maskers who are sending her hate mail, and whether or not she thinks she’s changed anyone’s mind about putting on a mask.

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Vic
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4 months ago (edited)

SING IT! We will we will block you!!

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21 Businesses That Got Rid Of Their Polite "Please Wear A Mask" Signs And Put Up New Ones As People Don't Listen

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Linda HS
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4 months ago

I spat my coffee. There are coffee stains on my cat...again...

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NinjaWolfy94
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4 months ago

I like this one the most xD

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Sarah, who has co-owned Antique Sugar with her friend Annamarie Sanchez for the past 10 years, told Bored Panda that she never imagined that the sign she came up with would blow up the way that it did.

She said she expected only the people who come into the shop to see it. However, she posted a photo of the sign on her personal Facebook page where she asked people if they thought it was too dark. “It was immediately shared several times, and from there someone posted it on Reddit and it took off.”

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Valquerys
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4 months ago

This sign is a passive aggressive me

Steve
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4 months ago

Nothing passive about this

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Up All Night
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4 months ago

They put this up after the umpteenth stupid f**k who wanted to sue the neighboring café. Seriously, things must be dire if a law firm resorts to this.

Colin L
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4 months ago

Consultants will stand behind a glass wall. Stupidity consultant fees are $150 per half hour. Also, feel free to sit in our waiting room with the uncontrollable sobbing/"It's a small world" soundtrack.

Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Love legalese.

Eulalie Grace
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4 months ago

Sounds like plain English to me 🤣

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Aria Whitaker
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4 months ago

Beautiful.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
4 months ago

Brilliant! Anti-maskers (AKA right-wingers) can exercise their constitutional right not to wear a mask SOMEWHERE ELSE!

Daphne Macklin
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4 months ago

Added language: " at your cost."

Mike S Goodmann
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4 months ago

For only $500/hr. !

Harriet Cooper
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4 months ago

And some people actually do need it explained. Time to weed out the gene pool.

Rhys Cernunnos
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4 months ago

I love the sassiness of this law firm.

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

This reminds me, not long ago, anti-vaxers !!!

Kim Stepka
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4 months ago

😂😂😂😂

David Torgerson
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4 months ago

Absolutely love this one.

Vicki Perizzolo
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4 months ago

I love it!

Larry Veres
Community Member
4 months ago

just wear the damn thing....SIMPLE

Emyo Jennifer Nakayama
Community Member
4 months ago

It is about time that people with intelligence struck back to put the other group in its place. Good sign!

Justine Williams
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4 months ago

👍

Brenda Owens
Community Member
4 months ago

That is if you have the brains to be able to read this.

Eva Sawyer
Community Member
4 months ago

Why do people think cursing is appropriate for every situation. I get thinking people are stupid, but this could have been just as effective without the f-bomb

Leo Petipas
Community Member
4 months ago

It's difficult when you feel hopeless to suppress or extinguish rampant stupidity around you in your society, but, you have a good point. Just the anger comes to the surface I guess.

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Morgan
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4 months ago

You've got to love this one!

ebony1k124 touch
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4 months ago

I bet some people were smiling with glee until they got to the very end.

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
4 months ago

AWESOME! BWAHAHA!

Gerry Fitzgerald
Community Member
4 months ago

Ha!

Miguel Denyer
Community Member
4 months ago

Apparently, that law firm isn't very familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act... so I wouldn't want to go to them for any legal advice... they don't seem to know their ass from their elbow when it comes to the law... and I just can't wait to see how quickly some of these companies back peddle when they get sued under ADA for discriminating against people who CAN'T wear a mask due to a disability but who may otherwise be able bodied... Remember when a bunch of businesses got sued because they claimed their first amendment right to freedom of religion prohibited them from providing certain services to gay couples? Remember how they lost? What do you think is going to happen when a bunch of disabled people who were refused service because they refused to wear a mask because wearing one would cause them significant discomfort or impair their health decide to sue for discrimination?

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
4 months ago

That’s a very interesting point you make there, and one that certainly needs to be addressed. There are absolutely people out there who have legitimate reasons for not wearing a mask, but it must be said that the vast majority are fools who presume to know better than medical professionals and are more concerned with their own comfort/appearance than their own safety, and that of others. The difference between the First Amendment cases and this case is that the First Amendment cases were intentionally discriminating against LGBT+ people. The mask policy is in no way discriminatory to any group of people; rather it’s an attempt to keep others safe. In the First Amendment cases, the people were refused service solely because they were part of the LGBT+ community. In this case, these people that are legitimately unable to wear masks that may have been refused service were not refused service because they were disabled, but because they weren’t complying with a general rule.

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AzKhaleesi
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4 months ago

Me if I were a lawyer.... ahhh eff it, still me!

Id row
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4 months ago

This is the best one so far.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
4 months ago

Haha! Love it!

chezron
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4 months ago

Stupid fear-based and not fact-based comment

Edward Hara
Community Member
4 months ago

And I will explain to you, in detail, how this whole farce has been political from the beginning, a lying hit job on President Trump, an overblown response to a virus that has a death rate of less than 1%. But perhaps you are so stupid that you don't see these things.

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Queen Jackson.
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4 months ago (edited)

Hardy har har. Take my upvote

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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4 months ago

Now there is a reason!

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Sarah confirmed that they’ve been getting lots of hate mail. “From what I’ve seen in some of the hate mail we’ve been receiving, the most vehement anti-maskers seem to be far-right politically. They seem to have the ‘don’t tread on me’ mindset. They really don’t want to be told what to do by me, or scientists, or the government, or the media. Which is fine, but in the same sentence, they threaten to report us for violating the ADA.”

She revealed that in her opinion, she doubts that she changed the mind of anyone who had a solid opinion about mask-wearing before she posted the sign. “But I also haven’t had any non-mask-wearing people in the shop since it went up. So I’m declaring my personal battle a victory.”

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Maiun
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4 months ago

That's me!

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J. Zingler
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4 months ago

"Nice" signs barely ever work though.......

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NinjaWolfy94
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4 months ago

Oof...

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There have been over 11.4 million cases of people infected with the coronavirus worldwide; more than half a million people have died from the illness. The United States has more than 2.89 million cases, the most in the entire world. Brazil is in second place with over 1.6 million infected while India has nearly 698k cases.

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Vic
Community Member
4 months ago

Karen has gone from a name, to a trait identifier. I feel bad for all the good Karen's out there.

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Lucka Rakowska
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4 months ago

If it is in sexshop... then it is appropriate ;)

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Bill
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4 months ago

Can I still take all my clothes off if I choose to wear my mask?

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Catlady6000
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4 months ago

I've seen this one on BP ABOUT 4 times now, and I still like it!

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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

Grab them by the money....

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Tabitha L
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4 months ago

No titty or sock money!! The best line on a sign.

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Gemjoybug
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4 months ago

The best

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Valquerys
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4 months ago (edited)

The monsters are still better than the Karens who stay literally 1 inch away from each other. Guess the monsters are us...

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Animal Lover
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4 months ago

At first I thought it said vs receipt in parentheses

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NinjaWolfy94
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4 months ago (edited)

Ayy, Aussie social distancing twist? I like it.

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J. Zingler
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4 months ago

But they say Canadians are polite people?

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Kel Gal
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4 months ago

No mask, no tacos????? Now that’s CRUEL!!! 🤣🤣🤣

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slackjack
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4 months ago

Those are some nasty lookin feet.

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