A Warning Sign to Drive You Batty?

A sign affixed to a wall panel upside-down next to a closet door in my room at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare hotel property. Photograph by Chris Luth.

While staying at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare hotel property in Rosemont, Illinois, I noticed a sign warning about not using sprinkler heads on which to hang clothes hangers — except that the sign was upside down.
Bats must have used this room before in order to read the warning sign — but then again, they would probably have hung themselves on the nearby sprinkler head to have read it.
I cannot imagine someone being so distracted as to not accomplish a simple task such as affixing a pressure-sensitive sticker on a wall upside down — especially if it is meant to be a safety measure.
Then again, I also cannot imagine hanging my clothes on a sprinkler head in the ceiling. First, it would be in the way of those who wish to access the rest of the hotel room. Second, it could accidentally activate the sprinkler system, causing far more problems than simply getting your clothes wet as a result.
I would have to wonder if these warning signs affixed in the wrong orientation are sprinkled throughout the rest of the hotel. If so, I hope that the hotel guests who see these warning signs can read them upside-down.
By the way, for those of you who are wondering, I would recommend staying at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare when in Chicago, if you do not mind staying in a hotel property near the airport. The Rosemont train station is nearby and takes you right into Chicago in less than an hour. I enjoyed the service, and especially access to the Regency Club hotel lounge, where they had ample refreshments — including plenty of beverages and some killer chocolate chip brownies — as well as a computer with access to a printer and the Internet, a huge wide-screen high-definition flat-screen television, and many periodicals to peruse.
An upside-down warning sign would be the most significant criticism of this hotel property.
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The sprinkler head in the vicinity of the upside-down warning sign. Photograph by Chris Luth.

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