Men at Work signs in the United States
New York, X.2001; pict. S. Visser
The shape of the heap is highly improbable. I could
believe this behaviour for a pudding but surely not for loose particles like sand, not even wet sand.
The same weird shape is also reported from Canada and
The military took it with them to their base on that isolated island though
the British worker might have been much better choice:
available on site and much nicer, more human with a more natural heap.
The Give 'em a Brake
signs belong to a marketing effort to encourage safe driving. At least, that is what is said. An article in (†
) looks at the statistics and comes to the conclusion that
When you clear away the slogans, "Give 'em a brake" is not about worker safety. It's about government
agencies spending money and raising more.
True or not, warning signs trying to be witty, or with more than a single fitting word
are not a good idea, in my opinion.
Aladin, WY, VII.1998; pict. Baeten & De Dier
Mound City, SD, VII.1998;
pict. Baeten & De Dier
† Patrick Bedard — 2005 — Give 'em a Brake? What They Want are Your Bucks.
Published at Car and Driver on Nov 1, 2005.
Link to the article here — availability may depend on your location; (latest check: 02.II.2019)