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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6 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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6 months ago

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

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NinjaWolfy94
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6 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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6 months ago

This sign is a passive aggressive me

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Queen Jackson.
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6 months ago (edited)

Hardy har har. Take my upvote

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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6 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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6 months ago

That's me!

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J. Zingler
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6 months ago

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

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6 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
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6 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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6 months ago

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

Vic
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6 months ago

Oh! No no no.. you don't "use" the products in the shop. You take them home and use them there..

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Kathy Baylis
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6 months ago (edited)

I think the country is overdue for a refresher course on how to correctly wear their masks. I went grocery shopping today, and about half the customers and three quarters of the store employees were wearing their masks below their noses!! A couple had them over their noses but above their mouths, ffs. Basically rendering the masks useless. Yeah, it was Walmart—-and one in the rural red stain on an otherwise blue state. (FYI: I was wearing a mask—-correctly—-and disposable gloves, to boot.)

Daja Lindeman
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6 months ago

I thought it was a picture of a duck, wearing his mask on his chin..

alwaysMispelled
Community Member
6 months ago

I see soooo many people like this! Like, sure, wearing a mask sucks, but so does dying! I work in healthcare and had to mask and gown up for different precautions before CoVid, it has always sucked, but has always needed to be done. To protect us from patients with contagious diseases, and to protect patients with compromised immune systems FROM us.

MrTree1779
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6 months ago

Bad blurring. We can still totally see it all.

Carole Reid
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6 months ago

What there is of it.

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Bebe
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6 months ago (edited)

Saw people doing this at the doctor's, that too during the 'High risk group only' timing. Incredible. P.S. I mean the mask not over nose and only over mouth. Not the other picture😂

Aubrey McDaniel
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6 months ago

Well look at how small the shirts in the background are, they would barley cover anything

Leo H
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6 months ago

Yep thats a sex shop

Todorokie-dokie
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4 months ago

Can somebody please explain to me what was blurred? I seriously can’t tell.

Kim Stepka
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6 months ago

😂😂😂

Laraine Kendall
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6 months ago

GOOD ONE!!

chezron
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6 months ago

Masks are stupid. They harm the wearer and don't help anybody else.

Troy Currie
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6 months ago

Your first name must be Karen...

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Robbin Yates Baker
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6 months ago

Yep

Sharon Attwood
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6 months ago

LOL!!!

Emyo Jennifer Nakayama
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6 months ago

HaHaHa

Eulalie Grace
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6 months ago

Couldn't they have used a butt instead?

Carmen Honacker
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6 months ago

OMG, I was laughing out loud about this one. This is pretty awesome!

Katalin Anda
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6 months ago

:D I love this! Sooo many people wear it like this saying that they can't breath... me either and still I wear it properly... ok I dont run so I survive...

MRS FLASHMAN
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6 months ago

It does look like an adult store, I think it's perfect. Of course some might want to shop like that. lol

Mark CM
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6 months ago

It's sexist. There should be one with a pixelated pussy as well.

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Bill
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6 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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6 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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6 months ago

Grab them by the money....

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Tabitha L
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6 months ago

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

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Gemjoybug
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6 months ago

The best

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Valquerys
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6 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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6 months ago

At first I thought it said vs receipt in parentheses

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NinjaWolfy94
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6 months ago (edited)

Ayy, Aussie social distancing twist? I like it.

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J. Zingler
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6 months ago

But they say Canadians are polite people?

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Kel Gal
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6 months ago

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

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slackjack
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6 months ago

Those are some nasty lookin feet.

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