A Word from my sister-in-law

I got this email from my sister-in-law, Bogna.

Speaking of amusing signs, here’s one we saw in Bombala, on the way between Lake’s Entrance and Broulee. They have a war memorial swimming pool in town, which is in itself quite amusing. I imagine that the council decided they couldn’t afford both a swimming pool AND a war memorial, and someone came up with the ingenious idea of combining the two. There are a number of signs outside the entrance to the pool. The one on the left says “Lest we forget” and then explains that the swimming pool is a tribute to those who served in defence of their country. Obviously it is intended to be a respectful monument and should be treated as such. But take a look at the sign on the right – I have provided a close-up. Classic.

Here’s the photo:


Now, I can’t help but follow one line of thought when I see something like this: Just how many times did this happen that they needed to put up a sign? Is Bombala famous for its diarrhoea-inducing qualities? Or do people in that neck of the woods have some strange old folk custom where they think swimming is a the panacea for digestive ailments? Perhaps it’s best not to know.


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2 thoughts on “A Word from my sister-in-law

  1. Common sense would mean it needn’t be said. It’s crass and unnecessary.

    But because the bureaucratic softies have got the top jobs, signs like this appear.

    That’s because people can’t think for themselves, you know.


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