Answers to Past Articles — Part 9: Misaligned Parking Spaces and Strange Signs and Scoreboard

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 ninth of a series to do just that — along with links to the aforementioned articles…

Answers to Past Articles — Part 9: Misaligned Parking Spaces and Strange Signs and Scoreboard

…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.

Also, a feature has recently been added to this particular series of articles: 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 41

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

While I was walking in a gated community, I noticed that the signs for the parking spots for visitors in a small parking lot were not aligned with the actual parking spaces.

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

I do not particularly understand the misalignment.

As only one reader commented in response to the article in question…

Favorite answer by NB_ga: “Perhaps the signs are practicing social distancing?”

Favorite comment by NB_ga: “Perhaps the signs are practicing social distancing?”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 42: Coronavirus Edition

Canton social distancing

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

“Why do you believe the term ‘social distancing’ to be oxymoronic?” was this comment which was posted by Brutus — who is a reader of The Gate — in response to this recent article I wrote called 12 Overused Terms of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Era; and I would like to think that the photograph which is the featured image of this article may be perfect in answering that question…

Canton social distancing

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

…as well as the photograph shown above.

I found the city of Canton in Georgia promoting in posters for people to “get social with us” ironic with the signs which dictate “social distancing required” during the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic — to the point that I found it also humorous — and to me, distancing is a word whose meaning is about as opposite to the meaning of the word social as possible.

Favorite answer by DaninMCI: “One of your better photos in this series. Oh, wait am I being distant enough?”

Favorite comment by Lee: “We won’t tell you how far to be apart, but it only applies for if someone is wearing pants and the other is wearing skirt. But if you need to take the frat boys photo like our poster, you can be as close as you want. (But the required distance seems to be on either end of town.)”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 43

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

During a visit to a different park, I found this sign — and according to it, this park contains six fields and an area which contains concessions and restrooms.

If this sign is supposed to be a map or directory of the fields, it arguably failed miserably…

…to the point at which someone shot at this sign with a gun or some weapon of sorts — perhaps out of frustration — judging by the several indentations in the metal sign.

Favorite answer by derek: “There are fields in front of the directory which is why the dents are in front.”

Favorite comment by John Maynes: “Where are you?
A reference to the 2 green barrel trash cans would be helpful.
They also are all different shapes and sizes – no idea what those fields are used for.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 44: Coronavirus Edition

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

As businesses reopen around the world slowly and in phases after being closed due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, most of them have been strongly encouraging the distancing of their customers and employees with notices affixed to their doors and windows — and during one of my long walks, I took a photograph of one of those notices.

My original thought was that if I simply wanted to browse the merchandise, would I still be allowed inside even if five customers were already inside of the store, as I would technically not be considered a customer?

Only afterwards did I notice the misspelling of the word understanding — and it was on all of the copies of the notice.

This store needs to hire a proofreader.

But of course, readers of The Gate came up with some great comments, as usual.

Favorite answer by Typo: “‘Thank you for your understaNIng’”

Favorite comment by Chris@Oak: “Not mentioned- No limit on number of looters.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 45

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

During a walk in yet another park, I saw this scoreboard in a field and just had to take this photograph. The only part of the photograph which was retouched is that the advertiser on the left side of the scoreboard was removed.

When I looked at the scoreboard for the first time, I read “Guest to go home” on it.

Favorite answer by Gary Steiger – FreeFrequentFlyerMiles.com: “Yes, sometimes I wish my guests would go home earlier than expected.”

Favorite comment by Ed: “Looks like the board supports a game scoring 3 competing teams. A novel new idea. Triangular shaped field?”

Summary

More answers to past articles will be forthcoming in future articles; and answers to past articles in the What is Wrong With This Photograph? game — which have already been answered — include:

All photographs ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

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