Some time in the late ’90s or early 2000s, I saw a sign on a recently-painted wall. As I looked at it, I realized it was more than a little odd. As there were several of these signs on the wall, I felt comfortable grabbing one for future amusement. I recently rediscovered the sign, and it seems worth sharing with the wider world. Have a look:
Some Thoughts on This Sign I Snatched Nearly 20 Years Ago
I find it very strange that the sign reads not “Wet Paint”, but “Fresh Paint”.
As well, it seems likely that this sign is recursive. The sign itself features its own “Fresh Paint” sign, and given how it’s covered, that sign may include a drawing of a third sign, and so on. It’s “Fresh Paint” signs all the way down.
Like the girl pictured (let’s call her “Alice”), I nicked this sign off something which had recently been painted.
Alice is very coyly hiding the sign from the boy (who we’ll call “Bobby”).
Nevertheless, it seems clear that Bobby knows exactly Alice has done.
Even as Bobby plays it cool, he’s hiding his baseball bat from Alice.
Bobby seems as though he plans to get a very different type of red on Alice’s dress.