Today, these signs aren't as embarrassing as much as they are hilarious. Everywhere I look there's material for a joke. From misspelled signs to mislabeled objects; what's funnier, perhaps, is how many people walk along without even noticing them.
One of my favorites is a warning sign behind Epcot Center that reads: "High voltage: Touch this and you're fired!"
While visiting our local arcade last month, we bought a bottled water at the food court. Next to the food court there was a trash bin labeled: "This is not a trash can."
Just like Magritte's pipe (Ceci n'est pas une pipe) reads: "This is not a pipe," incongruities are something people love to laugh at because they're just plain funny.