I snapped this picture in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens earlier this week. Something about it tickled my fancy and made me laugh, maybe the idea that you need a sign instructing you not to steal. Isn't that kind of a given?
It reminded me of this picture from the Botanical Gardens in Geneva that my sister sent me in 2009. Now, my French is 15% outdated Standard Grade, 10% French films/music and 75% made up (so correct me if I'm wrong) but I think it basically says, "There was a plant here until it was stolen by a person without scuples or respect for our collection." I love that they had a sign made to tell visitors that after the fact while here in Glasgow we preempt such shenanigans.
Keeping along the lines of signs about stealing, when Graham was a boy, he and his friend committed a heinous crime and stole (yes, stole!) some eggs from a Portakabin. As all good criminals do, hoping to repeat their eggy escapade, they returned to the scene of their crime a few days later only to be greeted by a sign reading, "No eggs left, you vagabonds!" Ahh, too funny.