Today for lunch, I took my daughter to Subway so she could pick up her favorite – a six-inch tuna sandwich.
While I was in line, I had to stifle a fit of laughter that was about to overtake me as I saw the following sign on the glass that keeps me from sneezing all over the olives:
Please refrain from talking on your cellphone when placing your order.
Now, while I have opined in the past about driving-while-distracted, I was not aware that ordering-while-distracted was such an issue. Well, apparently it is a large issue to Subway as this sign was not some crude marker-on-paper job or some quick printout with mispellings. No, this sign was an official missive from the mothership with yellow letters on a green background and it even had a copyright from Doctor’s Associates, Inc.
Now, all that above was simply a hook to bring you this item about a September 24, 2010 story broadcast on National Public Radio. This story was about the new and upgraded execution chamber in California.
As I listened to the story, the wheels in my head starting turning as I began to think how my company upgraded our space last year and one of the main things that was done was to hang motivational posters along the hallways.
So with that concept embedded in my mind, I thought that the following signs could have helped to spruce up the Lethal Injection Facility in San Quentin Prison:
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
CAUTION: MISUSE OF EQUIPMENT COULD RESULT IN LACK OF DEATH
YOU MUST BE THIS GUILTY TO ENTER THIS CHAMBER
And this last sign is only applicable for the states of New Hampshire and Washington:
where hanging is still allowed.