Some people are looking for a sign from God, others from the financial market. But what if I told you that a local pub or a fencing academy can put up one that's just as memorable?

Bored Panda collected a list of the funniest signs to start off the week right, and believe me when I say it, they will show you that people are really creative when it comes to getting their message across.

Of course, we also included a few unfortunate attempts to balance things out. Enjoy!

#1

Sign Posted Outside A Fencing Academy

Sign Posted Outside A Fencing Academy

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Otter
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2 months ago

AWESOME!!!

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#2

A Sign That Gets My Full Support

A Sign That Gets My Full Support

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2 months ago

Luv it!

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These signs definitely have a lot of personality. And it's precisely what people and businesses want from them. Sick and tired of chain culture slowly making all streets look the same, many city shops are returning to handpainted signs.

Adrian Geach, who has been a signwriter since 1980, told Bored Panda that, "a good sign should be eye-catching, easy to understand and not too wordy with enough negative space around the text or logo, and have a good color scheme."

Geach lives in Wales but can take his brushes anywhere to work on a project. He left school at 16 to undertake a five-year signwriting apprenticeship and said he was lucky enough to be taught by three master craftsmen steeped in the skills of a brush and a pot of paint.

After learning the trade, Geach set up a sign makers business specializing in exhibition and display graphics and embraced the new vinyl and large format technology that was just coming to the fore.

#3

Confidence

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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago

Great advice

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#4

I Thought It Was Weird Someone Put Tape Over The Sign

I Thought It Was Weird Someone Put Tape Over The Sign

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Dr Nostromo
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2 months ago

First time my wife saw a Belted Galloway, it was from a distance and she asked me, "Why do you think they wrapped that cow in a bandage?"

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Adrian has been successfully involved in all areas of signage and graphics for decades but not that long ago, he went back to his roots and now concentrates on traditional signwriting.

With the current resurgence of interest in signwriting and hand-rendered work, he utilizes his skills to offer clients a more personal, unique, environmentally friendly, and organic signage solution using old-fashioned materials and techniques.

"A sign might only be looked at for a few seconds so it needs to leave an impression within this time frame, hence the less is more approach," he said.

#5

This Sign On A Beach In Lithuania

This Sign On A Beach In Lithuania

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echotheroyal
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2 months ago

I can't even this is so funny

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#6

Shop Sign In Kyoto, Japan

Shop Sign In Kyoto, Japan

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

Fair enough

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"There are many factors to take into account when designing a sign but the most important thing is to make sure it doesn't get lost in its surroundings," Geach revealed. 

"A bad sign is too much lettering, not enough space around or in-between text and logos, and bad color choices."

#7

Los Angeles Ice Cream Truck Owner Is Tired Of Social Media Influencers Trying To Get Free Ice Cream For Mentions

Los Angeles Ice Cream Truck Owner Is Tired Of Social Media Influencers Trying To Get Free Ice Cream For Mentions

"We’ve decided to make this thing official with signage. We truly don’t care if you’re an Influencer, or how many followers you have. We will never give you a free ice cream in exchange for a post on your social media page. It’s literally a $4 item... Well now it’s $8 for you."

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Kusotare
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2 months ago

Next time I'm in LA, I'm tracking this guy down and buying an ice cream.

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#8

This Wet Floor Sign At The Toronto Aquarium

This Wet Floor Sign At The Toronto Aquarium

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Nixxy
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2 months ago

That’s so cool! I would like to have one for my beach house

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But signwriting can even be risky! "You use all your senses … not losing your balance while keeping a steady hand," Manuel Griñón Montes of Pincel Signs and Murals said. "I once had a passer-by threaten to kick my ladder while I was 3.5m (over 11 feet) high."

Luckily for us, nothing is stopping these skilled and witty creatives!

#9

Let's Not Ruin It By Calling Out Colors Or Sides. Just Enjoy The Sign For What It Says

Let's Not Ruin It By Calling Out Colors Or Sides. Just Enjoy The Sign For What It Says

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago

True, That's all I'm saying.

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#10

This Sign In Front Of A Bunch Of Venus Flytrap

This Sign In Front Of A Bunch Of Venus Flytrap

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Bear Hall
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2 months ago

"I'm a moth, what should I do?"

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#11

All Or Nothing! A Sign From A Local Business

All Or Nothing! A Sign From A Local Business

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Otter
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope there's also another sign saying "No shirt, no shoes, no service", because someone might take them up on it.

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#12

Housemate Put This Sign On Our Door After Amazon Repeatedly Posted "Sorry We Missed You" Cards Whilst We Were Home

Housemate Put This Sign On Our Door After Amazon Repeatedly Posted "Sorry We Missed You" Cards Whilst We Were Home

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Johnny
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2 months ago

Sounds like a good way to have your packages "accidentally" dropped from a great height.

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#13

This Sign I Found At A Local Movie Theater

This Sign I Found At A Local Movie Theater

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Danieletc
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2 months ago

Still laughing.

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#14

This Sign At The Entrance To My In-Laws Retirement Community

This Sign At The Entrance To My In-Laws Retirement Community

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SentimentAndBadJokes
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2 months ago

I'd like to hear them, please

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#15

Sign In A Taxi Cab

Sign In A Taxi Cab

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LeighAnne Brown-Pedersen
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2 months ago

That’s a full car of physical and emotional baggage

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#16

A Few Days Ago A Car Drove Through An Arby's. This Was Their Sign Today

A Few Days Ago A Car Drove Through An Arby's. This Was Their Sign Today

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

This is great, a dry sense of humour,. I love it.

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#17

This Sign Outside A Local Pub

This Sign Outside A Local Pub

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

That water bowl for the dogs means it's a great pub!

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#18

Friend Saw This On Her Walk This Morning

Friend Saw This On Her Walk This Morning

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

Sweet.

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#19

The Sign At The Pizza Place I Go To

The Sign At The Pizza Place I Go To

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Nixxy
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2 months ago

The nice sign wasn’t working XD

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#20

This Sign At A Local Vet

This Sign At A Local Vet

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
2 months ago

To be fair, we should not insult dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were destroyed by an outside factor. It is only humans who allow their stupidity and recklessness to be the cause of their own demise. We are our own comet.

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#21

Just Doing What The Sign Says

Just Doing What The Sign Says

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Nixxy
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2 months ago

Done and done

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#22

I Work At A Vet Clinic And One Of My Coworkers Put This Up On The Wall

I Work At A Vet Clinic And One Of My Coworkers Put This Up On The Wall

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SentimentAndBadJokes
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2 months ago

This made me laugh out loud

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#23

These Guys Sit At This Table Every Morning. The Restaurant Owners Made This Sign To Claim The Table For Them

These Guys Sit At This Table Every Morning. The Restaurant Owners Made This Sign To Claim The Table For Them

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Jason Humbert
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2 months ago

That's a win

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#24

Sign At A Local Park

Sign At A Local Park

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Evie Lavendar
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2 months ago

honestly, this sign should be everywhere.

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#25

Utah Has Its Issues, But It’s Traffic Signs Are Top Notch

Utah Has Its Issues, But It’s Traffic Signs Are Top Notch

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

The passive aggression is strong in this one.

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#26

This Corn Maze Sign

This Corn Maze Sign

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Michelle M
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

And the spirits of the less than one-thirds who were left behind became a CORNmunity and swore and oath to always help CORNfused people find their way...I'll leave now

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#27

A Sign Outside An Off Strip Casino In Las Vegas

A Sign Outside An Off Strip Casino In Las Vegas

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

Lol

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#28

As Long As We're Posting Signs

As Long As We're Posting Signs

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Danieletc
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2 months ago

ALREADY GOT! GETTING IT NOW!

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#29

This Relatable Sign In Ireland

This Relatable Sign In Ireland

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L.A. Trefry
Community Member
2 months ago

Of course, I've seen this same sign since the 1960s -- every single generation gets fed up with know it all teenagers . . . and those know it all teenagers grow up to be people fed up with know it all teenagers. It's the circle of life.

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#30

I’ve Never Seen A Hotel Pool Sign So Blunt Before

I’ve Never Seen A Hotel Pool Sign So Blunt Before

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SentimentAndBadJokes
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2 months ago

Honestly, it's just quite disgusting that they needed this sign to begin with.

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#31

Sign At A Local Coffee Shop

Sign At A Local Coffee Shop

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

It doesn't cost anything to be polite - in fact, in this instance, it's a bargain!

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#32

Great View With A Fitting Name At The Grand Canyon

Great View With A Fitting Name At The Grand Canyon

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beastmachine.
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2 months ago

Prefect description

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#33

One Cardboard Sign To Rule Them All

One Cardboard Sign To Rule Them All

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

Horn broken watch for finger. Hilarious!

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#34

Sign Posted At A Community Ball Field

Sign Posted At A Community Ball Field

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Michelle M
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2 months ago

'Well if he doesn't practice now, he won't get a college scholarship,' screamed Mrs Tanner.

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#35

Local Doughnut Shop Has Some Jokes

Local Doughnut Shop Has Some Jokes

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Jo Johannsen
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2 months ago

Truth!

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#36

This Sign Cracks Me Up

This Sign Cracks Me Up

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
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2 months ago

If you're going to fail, fail spectacularly!

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#37

The Sign Outside My Local Coffee Shop

The Sign Outside My Local Coffee Shop

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Dr Nostromo
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2 months ago

Oh, I'm gonna frame that.

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#38

We Were Cleaning Up Our Rental Vacation Home And Found Someone Had Left This Sign In Our Bathroom

We Were Cleaning Up Our Rental Vacation Home And Found Someone Had Left This Sign In Our Bathroom

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Bear Hall
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2 months ago

".. you have to provide your own entertainment though."

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#39

It’s My First Time Seeing A Funny Sign Like This

It’s My First Time Seeing A Funny Sign Like This

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YoyoSthlm
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2 months ago

Burn!! (but not the burgers please)

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#40

Wonder What The Story Behind This Is

Wonder What The Story Behind This Is

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Nixxy
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2 months ago

People were being dickheads and throwing their cigarettes on the ground. That’s the story behind it

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#41

The Accuracy. Fuming

The Accuracy. Fuming

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

And getting a hair in your mask is a new kind of hell.

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#42

This Sign In An Antique Store

This Sign In An Antique Store

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JoanieBalonie
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2 months ago

I've had a few garage sales. If it's priced for a quarter, they will still try to get it for a dime. It never stops.

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#43

The LED Sign Outside My School Today

The LED Sign Outside My School Today

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Dina Simoné
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2 months ago

<3

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#44

Sign My Dad Has Up At His House

Sign My Dad Has Up At His House

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago

CaroCaro feels sad now! And she got both her vaccines too.

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#45

This Local Tattoo Studio Has A Sign At The Reception Counter

This Local Tattoo Studio Has A Sign At The Reception Counter

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago

That last sentence hahaha.

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#46

This Sign Has Been Stolen Too Many Times I Guess

This Sign Has Been Stolen Too Many Times I Guess

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Dr Nostromo
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2 months ago

There's a street sign I've always been tempted to take in the area where I used to deliver parcels. It was a street sign for the intersection of Cherry & Beaver.

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#47

My Dad Was Responsible For Our Neighbourhood Sign This Week, A Series

My Dad Was Responsible For Our Neighbourhood Sign This Week, A Series

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Nixxy
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2 months ago

Heads up: the egg came first since the shipping was lighter and the person who shipped it was actually responsible (and that is the true awnser to the question, for a chicken like animal laid the egg and then that egg hatched into a chicken)

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#48

Went To Museum And They Had A Working Piano They Had This Sign

Went To Museum And They Had A Working Piano They Had This Sign

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Otter
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2 months ago

There's an old piano outside my local library, under the eaves where it won't be rained on. Little kids hammer on it, adults occasionally play lovely things, and even medium-size children put on a show. Every warm-weather library should have a community piano!

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#49

Always Look Forward To A New Sign From Them

Always Look Forward To A New Sign From Them

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago

This is brilliant.

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#50

Saw This Sign While Out Working

Saw This Sign While Out Working

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lunar eclipse
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2 months ago

My bad

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