Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Business Is Looking Up

No Entry For The Gentry

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


I took this shot in Calcutta, India, in late 2006 during a very rushed trip to the city of my birth. Nuthin’ strange about the sign - until you look a bit closer. The hand-lettered sign does not adorn a gate or a home or even an office building. It’s attached to a tree.

So it wasn’t the corporate headquarters, but maybe it was the branch office.

21 comments:

Maggie May said...

That cracked me up!

Seamus said...

Perhaps it was the Keebler tree - you know, elves and all! ;)

74WIXYgrad said...

Perhaps the sign was meant to discourage intelligent dogs. Shouldn't have written that. Some sap will take offense, but let 'em bark at me. They may leave someone else alone getting to the root of the problem.

indicaspecies said...

Scat! No beating around the bush. Money doesn't grow on tree!

CrazyCath said...

Grrr! 74wixygrad beat me to the root of the problem one!

So, I wonder, will Twiggy be visiting?
(I know... *groan*)

just jamie said...

Clever, clever. Seamus cracked me up on his comment.

The Diva's Thoughts said...

Hahaha. This ws hilarious.

willow said...

Yep...the branch office. You are too much!!

SandyCarlson said...

Good one, David!

Charles Gramlich said...

Had to laugh at that.

Gretchen said...

How neat! I just love stopping by here to see what new visual treat you have left. :)

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

ha ha!!! I guess you could say this sign's 'bark' was worse than its bite!~

womaninawindow said...

HA! Wonder what's in the bag...

A.Bananna said...

that is too funny!

Kappa no He said...

Branch office, bwa ha ha!

What was that pinned to the side? Flower petals?

Carolyn said...

Branch office?? Bwahahahaha. Too funny David.

Carolyn said...

Oh wait. Even funnier is that my comment was almost exactly the same as kappa no he. Maybe I should read your other comments before posting or it might get a little redundant for you. Sorry David!

Lakshmi said...

they sure knew how to branch out to get business

Sandi McBride said...

Okay, needing a good laugh...thanks...I loved Seamus's answer!
Sandi

Jules~ said...

I just heard that drum and cymbal routine they always do after a goofy joke....ba dum dum dum chhhh

I guess tree growing is a touchy business.

Daryl said...

Just leafing through and I stopped to see what was branching out here ... ah .. a tree w/a sign ... I expect those nesting above put that there ... dont want anyone to break a limb!

:-Daryl