I went out with friends last night and strolled down the long strip of Marikina River Park. This warning sign hanging on one of those stores just caught me off guard and I just had to look at my friend in disbelief how blatant it was written, not to mention the funny “barok” Tagalog.”Anyone who is caught stealing will be thrown over the river, whether he be a child or not.” That’s what this sign says. But I just can’t translate any how I try the way it was written. It is that bad. Just when I thought that I have had enough share of unbelievable signs, then here comes another one all along.
“Barya lang ang natitira sa kaha”
(only a small amount is maintained in the cash register)
“Wala sa istasyon ang susi ng kaha de yero”
(key to the safe is not available on site)
How’s this for a funny explanation of gas station owners pleading robbers to keep off their gas shop? I have seen this a number of times whenever we gas up and has never ceased to make me think how ridiculous this poster is. This display is placed outside the cashier booth.
I would of course understand the desperation of the management and they would really do anything to emphasize their point. It’s still funny if you ask me.