Sorry I’ve been so MIA lately! Work is keeping me plenty busy, but I’m hoping to get a chance to resurface in the blog world soon. xo!
Sometimes, putting residential units atop retail establishments just doesn’t work, especially when the shop in question is a popular pizza place that stays open until the wee hours of each morning. Residents of the condos on Wharf Street apparently complained about the noise levels at night, prompting this sign to be erected outside the pizza place:
Ha! Cheekiness at its finest. 🙂
Great sign! Very unfortunate for the residents, unless of course they are craving pizza in the middle of the night! Does that come with free delivery!!!
Hopefully the free delivery clause includes houses within a .001 km radius! Otherwise, what the heck kind of pizza place is that?
I have no sympathy for those residents. They seriously disn’t know there was a pizza place open late before they moved in? As if.
It’s the same with the residents who bought the condos right near the float plane docks and then complain about the noise from the planes… Really?
Or the people who buy “country estates” in the middle of real farm country, then complain about pesticides and farm machinery!
What’s up with that? Pfft!
One would think that renting an apartment above a pizza restaurant goes hand-in-hand with noise. Lots of it. I wonder if the sign has been effective. My guess is — No.
I’m pretty sure all the sign accomplished was ticking off the residents even more, Laurie. Passive aggressiveness tends to do that, no? 😉
Yes, the tongue-in-cheekiness of it all brought a wry smile to my face as well.
Another comical sign. The condo residence can “request” as nicely as it wants, but drunken post-pub revellers are not generally prone to politeness once they spill out onto the streets at bar-close.
Ah Victoria, so much faith in it’s own gentility.
There are plans to erect another condo right beside the new Johnson Street bridge; maybe they will request traffic be halted during “sleeping hours” 11pm.-7am., or something like that.
Hey, when you pay good money to live downtown, you should have the right to control all the people who roam the streets in your neighbourhood, right? This is another reason why I’m happy living just outside the downtown area. Way less noise!
This gives me a great idea for a sign I can post at my house.
I can’t wait to see the photo and/or full-on video of the results! (I can’t get over your Green Jacket video. It STILL cracks me up whenever I think of it. I’ll have to put a permanent link to it somewhere so I can view it whenever I need a smile.)
haha! It was fun to do. I just completed another music video to celebrate my blog’s two year anniversary. It’s just as tacky, horrible and ridiculous so you’ll love it. 😀
Oh, I am SO looking forward to another D-Woww video.
It’s more anticipated than MJ’s (the other one) Thriller video!
I agree! Is it posted already? I have yet to catch up on the blog scene, but now I know I have something AWESOME to look forward to as I wade through my inbox! 🙂
Ha! I love some sass via signage.
It’s even better because it’s posted so high. You have to crane your neck to see it, but *technically* it’s there!
Funny! I wonder if there was ever a sign allowing us to use our “outside” voices while “inside”?
Maybe in junior high gym class? I don’t remember being officially sanctioned to yell inside, but I did anyway!
OMG very clever sign… only in Victoria!
It reminds me of something you’d see in Portlandia, but it definitely fits in with the downtown Victoria scene as well. Nice to see you back here, Christy!
Gotta love that sign! It screams its message, does it not?
Yes, I think the point has definitely been made with this sign, Kathy. That’s what I love about it!
That’s awesome, Dana.
The expectation of people who already know what they should expect. That would be a great book title. Something like, “Really Good Expectations.” No, there’s no ring to it. How ’bout “Great Expectations?” 🙂
Haha, MJ. Now I want to read a book called “Really Good Expectations”. It will be the next classic, for sure!
Good thing you don’t live above a brothel 🙂
Hmm… that definitely shines a whole new perspective on the sign. 🙂
The sign outside the brothel might have to read in reverse, as a request that inside voices not be used outside. 🙂
Which leads to a whole other, more risque subject Dana has touched on before, our experiences hearing amorous neighbours through too-thin walls. Even George Bernhard Shaw next-door could prove a distraction at times.
At three in the morning, hungry and full of booze. would you make like good people and be quiet or make even more noise after seeing that sign? I think make more noise.
Haha– maybe that’s why the sign is hanging so high. Perhaps the booze-filled revelers don’t often look up high enough to read it. 🙂
Imagine if they lived downtown somewhere that is NOT Victoria – oh the drama that could ensue! PS. HBD!
I know, hey? Victoria is so small and tame in comparison to most cities. Try making that complaint in NYC! Thanks for the birthday wishes, Rose– miss you! 🙂
lol! Great catch! You gotta wonder what those people are thinking, living above a popular pizza place and having the nerve to request quiet. While living in a noisy downtown area above some popular bars, I learned the value of earplugs. 😀
I could never live downtown, above a pizza place, or above a downtown pizza place. Too noisy for these delicate ears, though I don’t think I’d ever have the gall to request quiet if I lived in a place like that, either! I saw the sign and thought to myself, “Seriously??” Some people! 😉