Gabby's Country Cabaret is apparently an institution of sorts in Langley City. Having not been there before, we thought we'd check it out on the weekend. We stood in line for about 45 minutes with little on us besides some cash and our phones and keys, only to be met, finally, at the front of the line by a security guy pointing us to a sign by the entry barricade that said "photo id required". We were turned away after standing there all that time yet a) we certainly don't look like hooligans, b) we look like we finished high school many years ago so no worry on the under age thing, and c) we're respectable people there to check out the local entertainment. But the sign says a rule is a rule. I appreciate that there's rules, and I'd be more than willing to adhere to them, but when I saw these posted beside the photo identification required notice, this place lost all credibility:
Continuing with the wildlife theme of late, here's what bear warning signs in BC look like. At first glance it looked official. I gathered it was an educational piece about how to avoid encountering a bear, and if perchance you did come across one how you should act...
... but upon reading the sign in more detail I was a bit taken aback. The municipality actually printed this?
That's right, chances are nobody speaks bear. Literally zero. In fact, more people speak Klingon than bear. But, hey, we even have wildlife overpasses in BC so it all goes hand in hand I guess!
Living in an apartment complex requires some sort of respect for one another. Somebody was using the wrong storage locker and it's impossible for the rightfully designated owner to determine who it was, thus the posting of the notice. The tone of the note is perhaps a bit blunt and without some sort of middle ground like offering a telephone number to contact in case the contents could not be removed in time, nonetheless, was slashing of the note really necessary? I agree with the added handwritten comment -- what is wrong with people?
Living in an apartment block comes with many hazards. It is also often an interesting place to live when you're a bit nosy like I am. I was passing by this doorway and was immediately intrigued by a handwritten post-it note stuck on the front door so I had to investigate. The addition of the sad and happy smiley faces is a nice touch.