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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NinjaWolfy94
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6 months ago

Oof...

Rissie
Community Member
6 months ago

Nah, that band knew they were going to die, they accepted their faith and decided to provide for some relieve. Corona gets to you by killing your family, while your government gives you no choice other than to do your job and stay in the line of fire while your fellow citizens don't appreciate your job at all.

TheKnightOwl
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6 months ago

Not really. For many of us hospitality workers, it means unemployment,

Mike S Goodmann
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6 months ago

Then you'll have to go 3d class!

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tuzdayschild
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6 months ago

Yeah you are! Fellow band member here at an ICU.

Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

So sad. I can hear Nearer My God To Me.

RitaGG
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6 months ago

This one is so sad.

JLM Studios
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6 months ago

I had a stroke reading that. Just me?

Id row
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6 months ago

Anyone smart enough to get that would be wearing a mask anyway.

Brenda S
Community Member
6 months ago

Well played .... well played. Sad hospitality and retail staff need to be so polite to so many self entitled individuals. service personnel ROCK, and need to be allowed to stand up for themselves and the place they work!!!

Kim Stepka
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6 months ago

👍👍

Robin Mayhall
Community Member
6 months ago

Ohhh, ouch ... :-(

Tom Penna
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6 months ago

Too true!

Dawn Doran
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6 months ago

I would like to share this, if it's possible...

Maggie Lewis
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6 months ago

this is confusing...

Sharon Attwood
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6 months ago

Fantastic analogy!

Emyo Jennifer Nakayama
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6 months ago

Trump supporters won't know or won't care, but it is good of you to point it out!

Miguel Denyer
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6 months ago

...and yet you can abandon ship any time you like... there's no ocean to stop you!

Suz-Anne SEUSS
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6 months ago

Painful truth

Mike S Goodmann
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6 months ago

You would have had a better chance on the "Titanic" !

Anandra Danubis
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6 months ago

No, supermarket staff are the band, they've worked through it.

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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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