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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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!

Carole Menninger
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6 months ago

This is a keeper

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Lau Lok Yang Student
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6 months ago

# enters space..... employee like... why?

Cameron Metcalf
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6 months ago

" I can tell that we are gonna be friends" 🎵🎶

Id row
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6 months ago

Same. personal-s...c05025.jpg personal-space-jpg-5f04e38c05025.jpg

Memmy
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6 months ago

Lol he looks so innocent he totally does not have anything to do with the coronavirus

A.M. Pierre
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6 months ago

This seems like a sign Ron Swanson would put up

Jo Browne
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6 months ago

Can't spell either

Bardhi's Dad
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6 months ago

He's face expression is fantastic!

Matthew Smith
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6 months ago

Old one but still one of the best IMO. However I would use the word CUNT instead of BASTARD!

Thinairgal
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6 months ago

Love this! I'm going to delete the first line and put the rest on a t-shirt

Denis Brown
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6 months ago

That must be 'resting miserable bastard face' ? My dad often had that face even when young..

Kim Stepka
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6 months ago

I think I know that guy! 😂😂😂🤔

Todd Hollfelder
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6 months ago

I feel the same way

Michael Dworkin-Robertson
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6 months ago

Ahhahahahahahahahaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom Severin
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6 months ago

-10 spelling

Vicki Perizzolo
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6 months ago

hahahahaha

Robert Miller
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6 months ago

and stay the hell off my lawn !

Maria Bumbac
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6 months ago

Yes you are!

Trân Trương
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6 months ago

Dude stole my sign

Eulalie Grace
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6 months ago

My fav 🤣

Tugg Ster
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6 months ago

😂😂😂

Amanda Hunter
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6 months ago

Love this!

ebony1k124 touch
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6 months ago

I choked on a piece of ice reading that.

Suz-Anne SEUSS
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6 months ago

Yes!!

Harriet Cooper
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6 months ago

And evidently one who cannot spell. But I like the sentiment.

Robbie Rosenfeld
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6 months ago

had a co-worker like this

Baked Panda
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6 months ago

His face says it all

Ria Murphy
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6 months ago

my favourite hahahhhaha

Geoffrey Holland
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6 months ago

Also a miserable speller.

Oskar vanZandt
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6 months ago

A miserable b*stard who refuses to use a spellchecker... Also a bit aggressive with all those 'shouty' capital letters.

Carole Reid
Community Member
6 months ago

Actually one wonders why an antisocial would want to work with the public. HR gets a little desperate sometimes. These people should choose rearranging rocks in a cave as a profession.

Meyer Weinstock
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6 months ago (edited)

I had something like this on my office door for a year or two, and then the dean told me to remove it because some student complained....I taught adults in college...

Carole Reid
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6 months ago

However, you were not an adult in college.

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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 ;)

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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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