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ILoveSeverusSnape Thu 05-May-16 22:01:28

There is a sign on the door of my GP surgery that says:
"Please do not post samples through the letterbox".


I just keep wondering if there's a story behind it? Presumably someone has actually posted urine/stool samples through after hours (who does that?). Has someone trodden in them?
Or perhaps someone posted a dog turd through (one only needs to read the reviews to know which GP that'd be aimed at...) and they are being super polite or naive referring to it as a "sample"?

Is it just me? I had to sit there in the waiting room trying not to laugh out loud, which made it worse...

mumoseven Thu 05-May-16 22:58:22

Haha! My favourite sign at a local theme park said 'please do not push other people's children on the tea cups'
as if I would even do that

Junosmum Thu 05-May-16 23:23:29

Haha! My surgery advises us to drop samples through the letter box!

RaeSkywalker Thu 05-May-16 23:28:31

There's a sign outside an office building in my town saying "please be aware of suicidal cyclists on the pavement" confused

I'm assuming that this was made by somebody who thinks it's a 'hilarious' way to say "cyclists may move into the path of vehicles without warning"?

5Foot5 Thu 05-May-16 23:33:44

mumoseven love the teacups sign grin

I saw a sign recently that said "This gate must be kept shut at ALL times" and couldn't help wondering why they didn't just get a fence thus saving money on a hinge and catch

hardheadedwoman Thu 05-May-16 23:35:18

Best notice I saw was in the documentation for the contraceptive patch

Do not apply to face!

Andrewofgg Thu 05-May-16 23:47:53


True enough, they don't, but do we need a sign to say so?

bolleauxnouveau Thu 05-May-16 23:55:32

Slow Police (needs punctuation)

ILoveSeverusSnape Thu 05-May-16 23:56:56

Junosmum My surgery advises us to drop samples through the letter box!

Oh, temptation... they are asking for all manner of "samples"... (it's just me, isnt it? grin)

Here's another great sign... I love "No Not Exit" and "Last Warning"!

OutToGetYou Thu 05-May-16 23:59:33

I expect that's a fire escape.....

blaeberry Fri 06-May-16 00:16:07

This door is temporarily closed.

Behooven Fri 06-May-16 00:20:03

In my office - Please don't use the microwave to dry socks
😷 Yep, someone did it

Originalfoogirl Fri 06-May-16 00:29:50

There is a sign on one of the cabinets at the hospital day ward we go to with our daughter, it reads "Discharges"

I really don't want to see what's in it. 😝

suspiciousofgoldfish Fri 06-May-16 02:02:51

In current news..

MagnifiMad Fri 06-May-16 02:12:39

There is a lap dancing type place near us and the sign on the front door says "entry through the rear only" which makes me laugh in a fnar fnar ride way.

BikeRunSki Fri 06-May-16 04:11:05

In my office:

The paper towel dispensers are no longer filled, please use the hand dryers.
Then another sign directly below it:
The hand dryers ae out of order. Please use paper towels.
(There were no paper towels)

Also, one in work kitchen
These microwaves are only to be used to prepare food.

These notices went up about a month ago. I'd love to know what someone put in a microwave to trigger these.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Fri 06-May-16 05:02:08

Do Grey Squirrels Drive Fast then? wink

I would imagine that someone dropped a urine sample through the door, and it wasn't closed properly so pee went all over the floor.

Bikerunski - that's fucking with your heads, the drier situation!
Microwave, less so. My brother tried to dry a wet newspaper in ours at home - luckily it had only just caught fire when he realised, so didn't ruin the microwave nor burn down the house, but it could have.

alliejellybean14 Fri 06-May-16 05:11:42

My toasted sandwich maker came with a warning 'do not use in the bath'. Ha ha, oh no, now where am I going to eat my toasted sandwiches?!

EarthboundMisfit Fri 06-May-16 06:10:05

People pop them through all the time. The issue is when they do it over the weekend. You have no idea how long they've been there, and there's no point sending off a sample that was shoved through on Friday night.

FruStefanOla Fri 06-May-16 06:22:45

There used to be a sign outside a pet shop, which was on the outskirts of Purley, saying :

Last pet shop before the M25 confused grin

SoupDragon Fri 06-May-16 06:33:13

In case you were thinking of walking through that wall...

NorksAreMessy Fri 06-May-16 06:35:48

'How I met your Mother' claims it is one of life's goals to have a sign made because of something YOU DID!

"No boogie-boarding in the bar"

sashh Fri 06-May-16 06:40:51

CalebWomble Fri 06-May-16 06:45:52

Not a sign, but when I log into my internet banking there's a button which says "I've forgotten my memorable information" which always amuses me grin

thisisnotausername Fri 06-May-16 06:46:05

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