Sunday Signage: Inside Voice

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. πŸ™‚

37 responses

  1. 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!

    • 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.)

    • 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!

  2. 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?” πŸ™‚

    • The sign outside the brothel might have to read in reverse, as a request that inside voices not be used outside. πŸ™‚
      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.

  3. 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.

    • 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! πŸ™‚

  4. 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. πŸ˜€

    • 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! πŸ˜‰

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