Monday, January 22, 2007

Now hear this...

I love this sign because, to me, it raises more questions than it answers.

Namely: why does a deaf cat necessitate a caution sign? Who is it cautioning and why?

Also… why is the cat holding one of those old fashioned hearing devices? And why does the cat look so… snooty? Not to mention fat.

Moreover who is making these signs?

The longer I stare at it the more I feel like it’s the cat who has made the sign as a little pre warning to potential conversationalists, as in ‘excuse me you’ll have to speak up, I’m a trifle deaf’. I imagine it lounges about outside, just waiting for someone to chance by and say something so it can tap the sign with its claw. And in its spare time I imagine it sometimes wears a monocle.

DISCLAIMER: Apologies in advance if I stole this image from your website - I saved it to my computer ages ago from some site or other but, of course, the name of the site has long since vanished into the ether.

1 comment:

Bolton Gray said...

I mourn the loss of ear trumpets from polite society.
Modern hearing aids are nowhere near as elegant or absurd.