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November 29, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Cape Cod restaurant sign

Napis_signRhea Becker submits a picture of a sign taken in Provincetown, Massachusetts:

This sign reads "Parking while dinning at Napi's 5 pm dinner only."

It belongs to a restaurant named Napi's - a restaurant that has been around for a very long time, here in Cape Cod.

Is the sign trying to inform me that parking is only available for dinner at 5 pm?

Or is it trying to say that you can only park while dining at Napi's - and that dinner is at 5 pm?

You would think that since they have been around for awhile that they would have had plenty of time to fix their sign!



They are in dire need of a new *organized* sign... is it that hard to paint a new piece of plywood? (Heh, God-for-bid get a real professional sign!)


Posted by: Max at November 29, 2006 12:14 AM

God-for-bid THEY...

(Sorry for stealing your second place, but I AM a perfectionist.)

Also, in order for this to not be "spam", I'd like to say, the actual meaning of the sign is:

Only parking while DINING (not dinning, another thing that's broken) at Napi's at 5pm.

Posted by: Max at November 29, 2006 12:17 AM

Apparently, they have had plenty of time to fix their sign. It's obvious that they tacked the "ONLY" bar over something else that USED to be there -- presumably, to clarify something that was once even more unclear. :-(

Posted by: henrybowmanaz at November 29, 2006 02:09 AM

I would just like to point out that in the UK, a "nappy" is what Americans call a "diaper".

I don't care what time dinner is, I'm not going. ;-)

Posted by: interlard at November 29, 2006 12:56 PM

I suspect they mean:

"Only parking while dining"

"Dinner starts at 5pm"

"Bar opens at 10pm" (Replace bar with happy hour, or something of that nature)

Posted by: ed at November 29, 2006 12:56 PM

I don't see any ambiguity in the sign.

This parking is for patrons dining at Napi's for dinner - which is at 5PM.

I think you may be reading too much into it, assuming they mean something more than what they're actually saying.

Posted by: DavesBrain at November 29, 2006 01:59 PM

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