Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle
As I travel around the country, I get to enjoy some free humor by simply watching signs people post in public places. For example, check out my photo of a sign I found in Mystic, Connecticut.
I am inside the men’s room in the Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Mystic, Connecticut. I have obviously locked the door for privacy. As I make way towards the exit, I see the sign posted on the inside of the door which reads, “Please UNLOCK Door before Leaving”. What is the Chamber afraid of? Are they fearful I will climb out the window, leaving the door locked behind me? Maybe they thought I would hide in the paper towel trash bin and sneak out when the custodian hauled out the trash. I am not going to unlock the door after leaving, because if I take that strategy, I cannot get the door open. I definitely found the sign helpful. Otherwise, I might still be locked in the mens room in Mystic, Connecticut instead of sitting in Lakewood, Washington Starbucks, writing this story.