We, Filipinos, are well known for our sense of humor. †We can find — and create — humor in almost anything. †We also love to laugh at each other’s slightest of faults, not really meaning to demean a fellow Filipino but just to have a good laugh. †Other cultures may find this difficult to believe and comprehend but it is so true. †We laugh even at the people closest to us — our spouses, siblings, kids, friends, colleagues — when they may mistakes. †We even laugh at our own mistakes!
Signages and other business markings are among the richest sources of good laughs. †Our command of English grammar and spelling is not perfect, but we communicate very well. †We even manage to make humor in the process!
Many collections have already been made, but many new ones are added every day. †You may have already seen some of the ones featured herewith. †Or maybe not. †But even if you already saw them before I am sure they can still manage to coax at least a smile from you. †But go ahead and laugh out loud if you must, else it will find its way someplace else, LOL.
Posted outside a house in Jaro, Iloilo :
HOURSE FOR RENT, FULLY FURNACED
(Boy, it must really be hot in there.)
On a glass window of a photography shop in Cabanatuan :
WE SHOOT YOU WHILE YOU WAIT
Posted at a construction site in Mandaluyong:
BAWAL OMEHI DITO, ANG MAHULI, BOG-BOG!
on the fence of a makeshift parking lot in Pasay :
PARKING PEE: P10
Printed on a streamer in front of a gym in Lucena City :
We Almost Have Complete Set of Gym Equipments
(Now, how’s that for truth in advertising?)
Outside a flower shop along Avenida Rizal:
WE SELL ARTIFICIAL FRESH FLOWERS
In a bowling center in Congressional:
PARKING FOR COSTUMERS ONLY
In a restaurant in Cebu :
WE HAB SOP-DRINK IN CAN AN IN BATOL
In San Andres, Manila :
NO URINATION ON THE OVER WALLS
In a classified ads section:
WANTED SALESLADY, 20-25 YEARS OLD, PROBABLY SINGLE
Outside a sari-sari store in front of Green Valley in Baguio :
In a building in Cubao:
NONE ID, NOTHING ENTRY
Outside a videoke bar in Pampanga:
WE MAKE MODERN ANTIQUE FURNITURE
Offering the best of both worlds, eh?
The name of a laundry shop in Bo. Kapitolyo in Pasig :
Posted outside a beauty shop in Laguna:
WE ALSO DO FULL BODY MESSAGE
In Tiaong, Quezon:
ROAN’S CONTRACTION SUPPLIES
Outside a shoe store in Pangasinan:
WE SELL IMPORTED ROBBER SHOES
In a restaurant in Baguio :
WANTED: BOY WAITRESS