Thursday, July 22, 2010
Truth in Towing Signs
Note the fine print on the bottom of this sign. We know they meant to write "ticketed," but "ticked" is so much more accurate.
A truly honest sign would read: "Violators will be ticketed and ticked when they see the size of the towing bill."
In other quibbling, we have never liked the "owners' expense" construction, even properly apostrophized. Who is the owner? Of the car? Of the business? Of the dog that peed on the nearby fire hydrant?
Why not just say, "Your car will be towed and you'll have to pay the fee?"
Thanks to Paula B. for the photo.