"From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me."
Walt Whitman (1819-92)
"When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break."
Akhenaton (d. c.1354 BC)
And now, the current weather, from some random person we pulled off the street:
Monday, November 01, 2004
Just wanted to share these signs that have been spotted around the world. You've probably seen some of them, I hope there's a few new ones for you.
In a cocktail lounge, Norway:
LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR
At a Budapest Zoo:
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS. IF YOU HAVE ANY SUITABLE FOOD, GIVE IT TO THE GUARD ON DUTY.
Doctor's office, Rome:
SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES
Hotel in Acapulco:
THE MNAGER HAS PERSONALLY PASSED ALL THE WATER SERVED HERE
Booklet about using a Japanese air conditioner:
COOLES AND HEATES: IF YOU WANT CONDITION OF WARM AIR IN ROOM, PLEASE CONTROL YOURSELF
Car rental brochure, Tokyo:
WHEN PASSENGER OF FOOT HEAVE IN SIGHT, TOOTLE THE HORN. TRUMPET MELODIOSLY AT FIRST. BUT IF HE STILL OBSTACLES YOUR PASSAGE THEN TOOTLE HIM WITH VIGOUR.
Sign in restroom in Japan:
TO STOP LEAK, TURN COCK TO RIGHT
In a Nairobi Restaurant:
CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER
At a private school:
NO TRESPASSING WITHOUT PERMISSION
On an Athi River highway:
TAKE NOTICE: WHEN THIS SIGN IS UNDERWATER, THIS ROAD IS IMPASSABLE.