Sunday, April 23, 2006

Graphical Representation of Warning Sign

In the elevators in my building, there are signs that say:

One of the signs has been modded to say:

I've been meaning to make this picture for over a year. Every time I get into the elevator with the modded sign I crack up. I think a good chunk of why I think its funny is because its Boeing. I just imagine someone plotting for months to get this masterpiece completed.
First, there was a lightbulb about someone's head. They saw potential in the original sign. They casually mentioned it to a few people to see if they had seen the potential of the sign. (this was perfect "elevator banter" too... so no awkward "elevator silence" for 5 floors). No one else had seen the possibilties that lay in the lettering of the sign.
Next, they had to alter their schedule to make sure they would get elevator "alone time" (the time for elevator banter was over). Slowly, over the course of a month... they slowly chipped away at each letter. G - gone. R - gone. O - written in. G - hacked into an O.
The masterpiece was almost done. Women were now checking to see if any of their Ohio Heels were missing.
Finally, the H was removed... and the masterpiece was completed.
Or maybe a custodial professional got bored of vacuuming one night, and thought this might be the chance to "stick it to the man." Who knows. Regardless, I hope I get elevator #3 tomorrow, it would make my Monday a little brighter... and so I can tape this little beauty up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but, you have to wonder how the sign got there in the first place. Boeing managers ridicule women behind closed doors (a la class action suit), but they'd hate to have the lovelies wear pants suits and flats. Perhaps they'll post a special sign warning women not to bonk their heads on the glass ceiling. Going up?

Did ya hear any response to your sign?