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Signs of Hawaii: Temporarily Out of Order

If you shopped Macy’s at Ala Moana during the holidays, you probably ran into this sign located on one of the upper floor exits. What’s that? You can’t read that sign printed on 8.5×11 paper using a small font? You were one of those who approached the doors, straining to read the sign from afar. […]

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Signs of Hawaii: Save 10%

I guess I really can’t complain because a ten percent discount is still a ten percent discount. Although I think the tax and bottling fees essentially negates that saved 10% off the $1.95 bottled water.

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Signs of Hawaii: WE > i

Yup, grammatically correct with the plural of “we” being greater than the singular “I.” Okay, so strictly speaking, the “i” should be capitalized, but you get the reference being parodied.

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Signs of Hawaii: No Thrashing

I really don’t know what to make of this sign other than thrashing must really be an issue. This sign was posted all over Simply Halloween, a seasonal store in Windward Mall with great discounts on Halloween-themed items. To be honest, I don’t know what “thrashing” means in this context, and Urban Dictionary isn’t much […]

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Signs of Hawaii: Private Property

See that little placard on the ground? It’s repeatedly placed every ten feet or so in the Ward area. What’s it say? Private property Permission to use Revocable At any time I’m guessing that line on the ground separates the public sidewalk from the private property. So you can hang out behind the line (and […]

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You Must Levitate at Ward Centre

If you’re going to ride the escalators at Ward Centre, you must use your powers of levitation. Otherwise how can you abide by their safety rules? No bare feet, no slippers, AND no sneakers. What’s left?!? Yup, you guessed it – levitation.

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Assurance of Quality

Signs of Hawaii: Keep Refrigeated

Okay, okay, I’ll ultimately overlook these gaffes because I don’t want to be banned from Liliha Bakery Coco Puffs. And I know they’re overwhelmed getting their new location fully operational. But the mistakes on their boxes? Yikes. Here’s their box. Look closer at the instructions to keep “refrigeated.” Maybe I should leave a message at […]

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We Have a Cleanliness Problem Here

Hmmm, I think we have a cleanliness problem here. Employees must wash their hands before returning to work. That’s cool. But look closely at the instructions posted above the air-blowing hand dryer. Kinda hard to do steps 5 and 6.

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No Pets

Service Animals Are Not Pets

From what I understand, there’s a market to make and sell service animal garments to disguise regular pets. Then pet owners can bring their beloved pets into stores with them. I guess that’s why Don Quijote has this sign out front. Also, the ADA defines “service animals” clearly. Here’s one important takeaway point: Dogs whose […]

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Not a trash can

Signs of Hawaii: This Is Not a Trash Can

Kinda looks like one to me but after reading the sign, I understand that this is not a trash can. But it really does look like one. Similar color as a trash can. Similar kind of opening as a trash can. I guess that amnesty bin sign on the bottom wasn’t explanatory enough (it isn’t). […]

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