It's not easy being an American abroad. Between being peppered with questions about politics and having your feet stick off the end of the bed in every airbnb, it's hard to relax while on vacation. But most confusing is the signage on streets, ferries, and in public buildings. I chronicled my puzzlement at cryptic street signs in the Baltic a few years ago. This summer I went to Italy, France, and Belgium. Though my tan from my Mediterranean summer is fading, my confusion over a slew of subtle signage persists.
Demon goats are prohibited.
|But first, let me take a selfie.|
|Commence nose picking.|
|There is a correct way and an incorrect way|
to hold hands -- I can only say I agree.
|Níðhöggr, the wyrm of Ragnarok, lieth within.|
|When your hair is so thicc small children get trapped in it.|
|Enter the Thunderdome.|
|This is the anthem, throw your damn hands up!|
|High five, bro!|
|No matter how close we become, we can never truly connect |
with another human being.
|Please refrain from decapitating people|
with steam shovels.