CityDailyPhoto Theme Day: Signs that say No

July 1, 2008 at 09:57 | Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Just Say No (1)

When you live in a town that depends on the production of serious military hardware, you can expect a degree of paranoia around you especially with a government as touchy about security as this one is. We don’t make the warheads; those come from Reading. We restrict ourselves to the delivery systems, especially submarines with nuclear motors. Readers may like to ponder how effective these delivery systems are against a bunch of partisans in the mountains of Waziristan, but it has to be admitted that they are potentially a bit of a liability when they are in the middle of town!

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  1. That sign looks to me to be saying “no mincing”.

    He looks like Mr Humphries from Are You Being Served!

  2. Well you would have got my sensible views on this, but I made the mistake of reading Kris’s comment and fell about laughing. Mincing with hardware takes on awhole new meaning. On a sensible note, I hadn’t realised so much military hardware was produced this way, so the sign i pretty potent and very personal to your town.

  3. Spooky! We have a lot of signs like that around here, too, but we also have a lot of nondescript buildings that house highly secret government agencies. Unless you work in the building/area, you have no idea what’s in there. Kind of scary really.

    Good photo and Happy Theme Day!

  4. Well, there may be some dark, unknown reason for the secrecy and there’s certainly no external sign to say what goes on there but the fact that locals call it the “gun shop” or “howitzer shed” may be a clue!

  5. Looks like no except if silver crosses the palm.

  6. Nice choice for the NO day. I have never seen a NO sign quite like this! 😀

  7. My wife was graduated from the military university. The common order she had that time was: don’t even think to smile! Paranoia? Yes, maybe no… 😉


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