Tales from the Man who would be King

Rex Jaeschke's Personal Blog

Signs of Life: Part 22

© 2020 Rex Jaeschke. All rights reserved.

From time to time during my travels, I come across signs that I find interesting for one reason or another. Sometimes, they contain clever writing, are humorous, or remind me of some place or event. Here are some from a trip to Geneva, Switzerland.


A coffee shop: Perhaps the experience is religious!


Read it carefully!


A mobile phone store; obviously!


Horlogerie is the French word for the business of watchmaking.


As Switzerland has three main official languages—French, German, and Italian—signs are often written in all three, plus English, just like this sign on my hotel's toilet seat.


It's nice to know you can still "get service with a smile" at some places.


At this construction site, I never could figure out just what the guy at the bottom right was doing.

[Reviewer John suggests, "Given that the visible part of the bottom instructions means "other protective equipment according to work in progress," I suggest that the guy in the bottom right is wearing a life line – a rope used when working at heights to prevent a fall (e.g., as used by window washers)."]


When you are out walking your doggy and it needs to "go potty," then just take one of these "pooper scooper" bags.

The speech bubble is something about "A great dog and his great master."

Below is "Thank you and congratulations!"


At a gallery in a university, I came across a display of art made from trash found floating in the ocean. It was part of a traveling protest about polluting the oceans.


A colorful street-side utility cabinet.

It occurred to me that this might be what Sponge Bob SquarePants might look like when he's VERY angry!


A concept store.


A café.

According to Wikipedia, "The DNA of gorillas is highly similar to that of humans, from 95 to 99% depending on what is included …." That's all well and good, but do they make good baristas?


A clothing store, where the women on Sundays go out buying undies!

From their website, "We make underwear that we love. … At BLUE LEMON we strive to offer the owner of our underwear the greatest possible comfort."


A store that sells soap. Perhaps the owner's life is a bit of a soap opera!


A retailer of fine watches. From their website, "A Franck Muller complicated movement ranges from between 200 and 1,483 components for the most complicated one, which takes years from its conception until completion."


Genetic engineering gone wrong!

Some days you just don't know if you are coming or going!

From a playground.