CDP Theme Day: Funny Signs

NO SMOKING sign with a big ash tray beneath it


City Daily Photo is an online group of photo bloggers who post photos of their cities so we can all be armchair travelers and learn about other places in the world. The first day of each month is City Daily Photo’s Theme Day. This month’s theme is Funny Signs. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
Ok, a NO SMOKING sign isn’t really very funny, but when you couple it with a big floor ash tray below it, and a friendly mall employee enjoying a smoke on his break, then it becomes a little funny – and very ironic. When I first moved here to Saudi Arabia almost three years ago, I wasn’t accustomed to smoking being allowed inside businesses and restaurants or being around so many smokers – and I still can’t say that I’m used to it.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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10 Responses to CDP Theme Day: Funny Signs

  1. Buck says:

    That’s a good one!

  2. JM says:

    LOL! What a great capture!

  3. Susie..this is fantastic. Great observation with wonderful irony! I love it.

  4. Kate says:

    Lifeis full of contradictions!

  5. leif hagen says:

    Ironic and maddening! I just can’t stand smoking!

  6. Dimple says:

    That is a funny, very mixed, sign!

  7. Well I assume there’s one side of the sign where you can smoke and the other where you can’t and this man is standing on the right side? I think people should be allowed to smoke outside (having said this, I hate being seated next to a smoker at a terrace cafe or restaurant)

    At my nephew’s school (kids aged 16-18) there’s a line drawn on the ground in the courtyard in front of the school. It’s the no-smoking zone. Kids who smoke are supposed to stay in the designated area. They chat to other kids who stand on the other side of the line. Supervisors ensure smokers stay where they should. I understand the idea but what a weird situation.

  8. Victoria McDonnell says:

    Ugh, That would piss me off so much. I’m horribly sensitive to cigarette smoke, but the blatant rule breaking and lack of enforcement on top of more lax laws would mean I pretty much COULDN’T go to KSA. The worst of it is that abaya are required there, women can’t drive etc, all things that have no real background in Islam, yet smoking, which is pretty widely accepted as haraam, is legal. Lame. Probably because it’s such a man-based habit.

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