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August 29, 2005 12:58 PM

Broken: Sign on glass door

DontwalkintomeIf you need a sign...


Well I would say it does the job, and it looks nicer than those red or yellow stripes they usually put.

Posted by: Sean P at August 29, 2005 01:56 PM

The link to the larger image is, uh, broken.

Posted by: James Kew at August 29, 2005 02:42 PM

Not for me...

Posted by: Fuzzy at August 29, 2005 02:42 PM

Well, to be fair, some glass doors are very clean and hard to see if they are shut. If this is a storefront then they should keep the door open if possible (At least southern california shops), but it looks more like a... hotel? Maybe an office?

At any rate, most places have little dots or artfully designed patterns to indicate sheets of glass. This is a rather unattractive example that seems to me to be a temporary solution (slap a sticker on the glass for now) that got adopted long term.

Posted by: Rana at August 29, 2005 02:49 PM

Here's your sign...

Posted by: Bob at August 29, 2005 03:13 PM

I have personally walked right into a glass wall at a mall store because the window was so clean, I didn't realize it was there.

Posted by: Carlos Gomez at August 29, 2005 04:08 PM

^^ carlos is a retard

Posted by: frankie at August 29, 2005 04:19 PM

Frankie, you are a retard, if your a frequenter of tib you'd know that carlos usually provides extremely helpfull coments. That being said..... Ha..ha..

Posted by: Joshua Wood at August 29, 2005 04:59 PM

Yes, there is something wrong with links to a lot of the larger images. Often, they come across as TEXT. I think your http headers are giving the wrong data type - please fix this.

Posted by: J. Scott at August 29, 2005 05:09 PM

Posted by: Roger at August 29, 2005 05:11 PM

this brokenness sounds strangely familiar...

Posted by: gmangw at August 29, 2005 05:13 PM

I am not all offended by insults on web forums. After all...

I'm rubber, and you're glue.

It bounces off me, and sticks to you!

Anyhow, many places solve this problem with visual cues such as a stripe, so that the otherwise "invisible" door can be seen. This rather humourous sign serves the same purpose.

Posted by: Carlos Gomez at August 29, 2005 05:59 PM

Amen Carlos! Without the rather clever sign, the DOOR might be the thing that is broken. Clean glass doors a a real hazard for those with poor depth perception.

Posted by: drafter at August 29, 2005 09:37 PM

I think it's pretty obvious that what is broken is the clean glass. Just don't clean the glass for a while and all the smudges and fingerprints will let people know it is there.

Man, you guys all overthink things.

Posted by: Hoki at August 29, 2005 09:40 PM

It's broken cause I would just try to duck under the sign...

Posted by: T0x2c at August 30, 2005 01:38 AM

Hmmmm... Marketing Oppurtunity! Just think...

"This window cleaned by Windex(R) Brand Window Cleaning Liquid! Be Careful!"

Posted by: Bob at August 30, 2005 04:55 AM

Simple solution. Take the window down

Posted by: Unknown at August 30, 2005 10:08 AM

nothing funnier than walking though the mall and seeing big honking nose marks/cheek marks on the windows that people have walked into. good times. good times.

Posted by: friendlydrbobo at August 30, 2005 11:10 AM

You could get those off with Windex(R) Brand Window Cleaning Liquid.

Posted by: Bob at August 30, 2005 03:27 PM

My wife banged her head on glass pretty hard once. She didn't have her glasses on and without them she can't even read the big E. She *THOUGHT* she was leaning out an opening when in reality it was covered by a solid sheet of glass.

Posted by: Loren Pechtel at August 30, 2005 05:09 PM

Not broken, merely practical. Although I would love to see T0x2c trying to duck under the sign.

Posted by: PatheticPeripatetic at August 30, 2005 05:42 PM

-->"Frankie, you are a retard, if your a frequenter of tib you'd know that carlos usually provides extremely helpfull coments. That being said..... Ha..ha.."

Maybe its just me, but knowing the traits of fellow TIB readers seems a bit strange.

Posted by: no one at August 30, 2005 06:05 PM

I have walked into a glass door. IN MY OWN DEFENSE ,i walked into it edge on when I was looking at something else. Oops.

The sign also appears to be too high for small children ( who run into glass doors more often, and make a big gooky mess out of it) to see. Some preppy pinstripes might be in order, or perhaps some big nasty spikes. . .

Posted by: Sido at September 3, 2005 12:51 AM

Sorry, No one. It may be strange, but it's hard not to notice people's traits when you're at this site every day.

Posted by: Bob at September 4, 2005 07:41 AM

I am a photographer. When I saw that sign I suspected it was on a glass door that I ran into face first. I was scouting for a place to shoot in an office location and I was with a guide. I was in a hallway that appeared to be unobscured and mentioned "I wanted to see what was down... thunk " At least that was what it sounded like to me as I smashed my nose into thick glass. Of course I bled snots and my guide screamed and said her kid did the same thing in the beggining of the year. But the best part was this happened right in front of their legal department. I actually carried on and laughed it off while I downed a bunch of Excederins.

Posted by: Beeel at September 5, 2005 09:04 PM


Posted by: AlexanderT at October 29, 2005 09:07 PM

From the way it is worded, are they calling attention to the glass, or saying do not enter?

Posted by: Jim at October 29, 2005 09:50 PM

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