Source: Anonymous reader of The Gate.

Answers to Past Articles — Part 19: Reader Edition

In past articles in which your participation was not only requested but also helpful and humorous, I did not give the answers to questions which I have posed to you; so this article is the nineteenth of a series to do just that — along with links to the aforementioned articles…

Answers to Past Articles — Part 19: Reader Edition

…and the links are embedded in the titles of each section as well as within the sections themselves; so please click on the links in each section to take you to the original article — and this edition is entirely comprised of photographs which were contributed by readers of The Gate.

The Favorite Answer will usually be the correct answer by a reader of The Gate — along with a Favorite Comment from the same article which I found to be funny or informative.

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 91: Reader Edition

Photograph ©2020 by NB_ga.

While taking a walk in a park in north Georgia just prior to this past Halloween, NB_ga noticed that the word Vally in the sign to the right of the scarecrow is misspelled.

Favorite answer by cr: “the vally.”

Favorite comment by r m h: “with respect to the sentence at the bottom of the sign :

“vally needs an e.

“all words in the sentence should not be capitalized.

“there needs to be a comma before ‘but,’ because these are two independent clauses.

“and lastly the sentence needs a period.

“full stop.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 92: Reader Edition

Photograph ©2021 by Richard Poppen.

Richard Poppen — who is a reader of The Gate — happened upon the location of Aqui Cal-Mex restaurant in downtown San Jose in California and noticed a curious anomaly…

Photograph ©2021 by Richard Poppen.

…the green Entrance marker on the floor was placed in front of a door which is marked with a red Exit Only sign — apparently to be used temporarily during the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Favorite answer by Craig Tomasello: “Exit only sign above a sign saying it’s an entrance for phone and online orders.”

Favorite comment by ALF: “Maybe the reflection of the cyclist-photographer on the door glass -he’s got a huge upper body for a very little thing leg”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 93: Reader Edition

Source: Anonymous reader of The Gate.

While using the washroom at a restaurant, an anonymous reader of The Gate noticed that despite the washroom being equipped with two towel dispensers, they were left empty — and the paper towels were instead placed in a basket of sorts between the two sinks for patrons to grab with their wet hands and soak the towels below, which seems to counter the sanitizing recommendations of preventing the 2019 Novel Coronavirus from spreading.

Favorite answer by Rich: “There’s no soap available in this (apparently rather upscale) public restroom.

“That might not be the fault of the management, though. An earlier guest might have stolen what would probably have been a rather nice soap dispenser.”

Favorite comment by Patrick: “Not a witch but a vampire!! You can see witches… they just don’t sink in water.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 94: Reader Edition

Source: Anonymous reader of The Gate.

At a restaurant in New Jersey, a relative of an anonymous reader of The Gate took a photograph of a sign in a window near the entrance, which reads “Tables are for eating customers only” — which apparently means that only customers who are dining there may use the tables. However, the wording of the sign seems to imply something different.

Favorite answer by Thomas Potter: “So we can only use the tables if we are eating customers? And If we do does that make us customers as well and at risk of being eaten too?”

Favorite comment by ASan: “I suppose the place is meant for a single customer…Hannibal Lecter?”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 95: Reader Edition

Source: Anonymous reader of The Gate.

What is a potato stuffed with meat egg? An anonymous reader of The Gate was wondering what is the answer to that question while at a delicatessen or food store of sorts in New Jersey.

Favorite answer and comment by derek: “The usual term is “meat stuffed potato”. I suppose there can be “meat and egg stuffed potato”. This food is “potato stuffed with meat egg” which is odd. “Potato stuffed with meat, egg” might be ok but there is no such thing as a meat egg. Brown egg, hard boiled egg, but no meat egg.”

Access to Past Articles in the What is Wrong With This Photograph? Series

You can refer to this definitive list of past articles of the What is Wrong With This Photograph? series of articles — which also includes articles which reveal the answers — and that list will be continuously updated as additional articles are written and posted here at The Gate. This is to ensure that future articles in this series are not encumbered with a long list of links — especially when viewing and reading them from a portable electronic device.

This will hopefully be considered a positive step towards the reading experience of The Gate on portable electronic devices. Your constructive input as a reader of The Gate is always appreciated.


You are encouraged to submit photographs of your own for this feature at The Gate. When you do, please let me know if you want to have photography credit attributed to you — as well as what is the photograph; and when and where it was taken. If your photograph is selected, it will be featured in a future article here at The Gate.

Please continue submitting your photographs!

All photographs ©2020 by various respective sources.