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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2 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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2 months ago

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

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NinjaWolfy94
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2 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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2 months ago

This sign is a passive aggressive me

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Queen Jackson.
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2 months ago (edited)

Hardy har har. Take my upvote

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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2 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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2 months ago

That's me!

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J. Zingler
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2 months ago

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

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NinjaWolfy94
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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

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

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Bill
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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

Grab them by the money....

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Tabitha L
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2 months ago

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

Chuck Jessop
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2 months ago

I worked retail, and I can vouch for how disgusting sock money is

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Cori
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2 months ago

I had a rather large lady reach into her tube top and peel a 20 off her rather ample left breast to pay for gas when I worked in a convenience store. Yes. You read that right. PEELED. It was mid July. Grossest thing ever.

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
2 months ago

Gak! Just the thought of an pair of ample breasts in a tube top is nasty enough! I realize body shaming is a PC thing, but have some taste, and self respect! Buy a mirror.

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Marky Mark
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2 months ago

This has Florida liquor store vibes

Marcena Cashman
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2 months ago

Did Samuel L Jackson write this sign?

i0ana
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2 months ago

"you cough,you die" :)))) i died reading that! bahahahah

hobbitly
Community Member
2 months ago

If you dont want kids and teens to say f-ck all the time, maybe also not use those words yourself. Even if this is a store for adults, the note is on the outside, kids can still see it.

Luisa Vasconcelos
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2 months ago

Kids know all this words, they hear it every where, if then dont use it, its because their parents teach them to don't say it.

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MrLoufoque
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2 months ago

Forgot to blur one fuck!

Pseudo Puppy
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2 months ago

aw fuckity-fuck fuck. :P

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Abigail Kreiss
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2 months ago

What do they say when they feel like cursing?

Chris DiFonso
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2 months ago

The kicker is, "Drink responsibly"

Kevin Donegan
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2 months ago

Of course it's a liquor and tobacco store ... no other type of store would survive with that message on the doors for customers to see. If you gotta feed an addiction, there's not much that's going to stop you.

Coleen
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2 months ago

I dunno. This one seems to have sailed right past funny and landed on obnoxious.

Vicki Perizzolo
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2 months ago

wow! harsh...good thing I quit drinking years ago

Aubrey McDaniel
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2 months ago

I love this

ArhomR
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2 months ago

Not exactly the shining example of customer service.

Kim Stepka
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2 months ago

😆😂😂😂😂

mermaidgirl960
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2 months ago

XD can't follow those last two! I'm the most dehydrated person on the planet, I always forget to drink water. Also, having tourettes at a time with this is the WORST. My most prominent tic, the only one I've kept forever, is coughing. People always think I'm sick and it's hard to convince them otherwise. (Being skinny, having baggy eyes, and pale skin doesn't help either) Pandemic or not, I look like a mess... -_-

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
2 months ago

What about those people who insist on risking paper cuts and put their money in their underpants?

Amaranthim Talon
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2 months ago

They truly care about their clientele, "Drink Responsibly".

JJM
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2 months ago

That's clever and very much to the point. I'd be afraid to go in.

Elijah Snow
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2 months ago

Drink responsibly.

Arturo Mazzuera
Community Member
2 months ago

And that is how is done in the ghetto!!!

Rosemary
Community Member
2 months ago

I have never kept money in my socks [don't wear 'em] but I have been known to keep money in my bra. On the other hand I do not smoke or drink therefore I would not enter that establishment in the first place!

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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2 months ago

damn!!!! hahahahahahaha

Sharon Attwood
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2 months ago

You tell ‘em!

Emyo Jennifer Nakayama
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2 months ago

Wow! Scary! HaHaHa

Fred Bigox
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2 months ago

Until now never heard of titty or sock money

Brenda Owens
Community Member
2 months ago

I love these people. They’re scared as sh*t.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 months ago

When I was in London, several of the fast food shops have money machines -- much like change dispensers in a laundromat. Insert coins, then cash or your money card and complete the transaction without a worker having to handle any of it. Pay, receive a receipt and your change, and trade the receipt for your order.

Tugg Ster
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow!

moeless
Community Member
2 months ago

At the race track last week I handed the girl an envelope with my admission money in it. She looked at me sideways and I said just trying to keep it dry and not carrying it in my "bah-zeer." She laughed. I realize it doesn't matter anymore but I'm a guy.

William Mahoney
Community Member
2 months ago

Unfortunately your 2-3 months behind NY. Seen Most but KEEP it UP it WORKS !!

Suz-Anne SEUSS
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2 months ago

The absolute best sign!

Harriet Cooper
Community Member
2 months ago

Love the last line. If only people were responsible in other areas of their lives, too.

Blackheart
Community Member
2 months ago

Liquor Store...and you still gonna line up customers

Id row
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like a skit from In Living Color if it was still on the air. Or from Friday or CB4.

Edward Hara
Community Member
2 months ago

You have a nasty, filty mouth. If you are this filthy, why would I want to sit down in your dirty place of business and let you serve me something? You are more disgusting than the virus.

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
2 months ago

"Shut the fuck up! Buy your shit and leave" ??? I'm not shopping anywhere with that attitude. manners matter

Monika Soffronow
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2 months ago

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Poor people seldom have plastic. Homeless people hardly ever have cards. This is about financial and socio-economic exclusion. It is very understandable from the cashier's point of view but there are more ways to organize society.

Lolabean
Community Member
2 months ago

I read it that they will accept cash as long as it's been stored somewhere appropriate.. a pocket, a wallet etc... not kept in a bra or in your sock, cos covid or not that's pretty nasty to hand over to someone!

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Xandra
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This is the first one I don't like - it seems needlessly agresive.

Karen Johnston
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2 months ago

You've clearly never had anyone give you titty or sock money. It's disgusting.

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Kel Gal
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Wow. I wouldn’t shop here just because of the unnecessary curse words. What about the children who go into this store??

Evil Little Thing
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2 months ago

It's a liquor store

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Leo H
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Wow talk about a racist owner..how is this one allowed panda

Dippin Dot
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2 months ago

there is literally no mention of race.

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2 months ago

The best

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Valquerys
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2 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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2 months ago

At first I thought it said vs receipt in parentheses

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NinjaWolfy94
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2 months ago (edited)

Ayy, Aussie social distancing twist? I like it.

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J. Zingler
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2 months ago

But they say Canadians are polite people?

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Kel Gal
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2 months ago

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

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slackjack
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2 months ago

Those are some nasty lookin feet.

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