Only in LA: Lines of Miscommunication

We have entrants in four categories, starting with...

The Follow-These-Simple-Directions Dept.

First, Phil Proctor came across a company that seemed to be at loose ends.

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Makes you wonder who's in charge there. Perhaps the folks below know.

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Then there was the business that set out a sign apparently directed at customers in low-flying aircraft.

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One contest figured to give the post office sizeable problems.

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At least they required the elephant to be decent.


Finally, a somewhat redundant (among other things) prescription.

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Next: the Easy-for-Them-to-Say Dept.

David Allen, an Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist, noticed a mysterious warning from Caltrans.

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Funny, I always thought delyas were African antelopes.


A school in northern California purposely misspelled a sign to get the attention of drivers. At least that's their story and they're sticking to it.

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Finally, Judy Cooper spotted a spell-check disaster at a residential complex — an unfortunate variation of "inconvenience."

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Good thing it never gets hot around here.

Next: The Thanks-for-the-Warning Dept.

Let's get right to the point.

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On second thought, maybe I'll just have coffee.

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At least with this job, spotted by Barry Nackos, you wouldn't make enough to buy a cup of coffee.

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And, finally, in the Customer-Is-Always-Wrong Dept...

A trio of businesses in no hurry to do business.

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A sign for our times: Situation normal all, uh, fouled up.

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