Wednesday, September 25, 2013

K is for "Kiss, hug, and GO!"

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A month ago, just before school started, I saw workers  paint a space blue and stencil in a disabled symbol in front of Meitarim School.
Apparently the public needed to be educated as to what the new parking [or not] space was for, because today I saw a sign has been  added.

The Hebrew gave me a laugh! 
It says "Chabek, nashek, ve-SA!"
These three imperatives mean "Hug, kiss, and GO."
And then, to make it even clearer: "This space is only for picking up and letting off"  [referring to your schoolchildren passengers, of course]. 

Needing a picture for K Day at ABC Wednesday, I snapped the sign.
Now I'm thinking how this sign somehow reminds me of  the old Australian joke  "Koala: eats roots and leaves."

BTW, AustralianFauna.com says  "koala" comes from an Aboriginal word meaning "no drink," as these animals get enough fluids from the eucalyptus leaves they feed on.
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(Linking also to Lesley's signs, signs meme.)
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17 comments:

VP said...

A great idea, but it won't work in Italy...

Andy said...

That's funny. We have similar signs in Canada. Kiss And Ride. Some are Kiss and Drop, No Parking. Your sign says it best.

VioletSky said...

It seems a little confusing with the disable sign there as well....

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Enjoyed the interpretation of the signs.

I, too, am thrown a curve ball with the disable sign. Here, *only* those with such a sticker or hang tag may use those spaces.

Visiting from Signs, Signs.

~Lindy

Pat said...

I was confused, too, with the handicap sign there. So there must be TWO places - on for the handicap to park, and the other to Kiss, hug, and GO!

Leslie: said...

What a fantastic idea! All schools should have signs like that since kids are driven to school nowadays instead of walking or riding their bikes.

Leslie
abcw team

Dina said...

Dear readers, OK, yeah, I see what you mean. I guess you couldn't just stop, tell your kid in a wheelchair or on crutches to get out of the car quick, and drive off. Maybe they wanted to save putting up another pole and just put two different signs for two different spots on the same pole. In any case, they don't want you parking right in front of the school entrance for any longer than it takes, I guess.

Ann said...

I think the sign is very cool--kids don't always like to be hugged and kissed in public though. I would do it anyway.
Ann

Taken For Granted said...

Interesting information on the origin of the name Koala. There was a popular book by the title of "Eats shoots and leaves." It was about our failure to punctuate properly.

crystal said...

It's a combination disabled and loading zone sign? Kiss, Hug, and GO sounds nicer than 'park here and be towed' ;)

Roger Owen Green said...

I could use a hug and a kiss!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jim said...

Great sign

Lesley said...

We have a similar spot at our subway drop off with a 'kiss and ride'

ok, I see Andy already mentioned that. Oh well. I like the idea of a hug.

Genie Robinson said...

Kiss, hug, and drive on off...leave the space open for the next car. I like it. This way the children will not have to wait and wait. I agree that all schools should have signs like this. genie

Kay said...

Awww... That's such a cute sign! They should put those up at our schools too.

Spiderdama said...

Very sweet! Do not think it will work here.. we are so cold:-)

Nonnie said...

what a sweet sentiment to be on a sign!