Wednesday, April 16, 2014

N is for "No entry to flocks!!"

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I had to laugh the first time I walked down to Meitar from the eastern desert hills. 
There on the periphery of my town, just before the outermost houses, stood a green sign.
(You can see it between the two utility poles.)


NO ENTRY TO FLOCKS !! 

I can't read Arabic, but the Hebrew warning, literally translated, is

IT IS FORBIDDEN FOR HERDS TO ENTER!!
OFFENDERS WILL BE PROSECUTED UNDER LAW!

I laughed, imagining sheep and goats in handcuffs standing before a judge.

What I cannot imagine is a flock invading clean, orderly Meitar and starting to poop and graze in the parks and the now-lush gardens of residents.
The faded and bent old sign must be a throwback to 29-year-old Meitar's earlier days.
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(Linking to ABC Wednesday and to Signs, signs.)
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18 comments:

Ann said...

I'm imagining the actual goats trying to read the sign themselves--that's pretty funny.
Ann

Dina said...

Ann, hahaha, I didn't even think of that one!

VP said...

We have plenty of poop in our streets even without sheep and goats...

Marleen said...

Nice find!

Adullamite said...

Great spot!

Roger Owen Green said...

direct, I'd say.

Lesley said...

I see there is a security camera, just in case some errant goat gets ideas!

Jim said...

Good one.
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William Kendall said...

It certainly looks like an old sign... but pity the judge that would have to take that case on.

Lois said...

Funny sign and so are the comments!

Dina said...

Lesley, I'm not sure that's a security camera. Might be one of the many yellow lights strung up all around the perimeter of Meitar. I'll look if and when I go up there again.

Gemma Wiseman said...

I imagine that a judge would need to wear some special waterproof gear just in case some goat or sheep got some fancy ideas. A great find.

Suzanne said...

This is pretty funny! The colors are so lush now, nice photos Dina.

lisa said...

LOL! Yes, that would be a very funny site to see! Great eye to capture the sign for today's theme.

Nonnie USA said...

quite an extraordinary sign for the 21st century!

Reader Wil said...

Do your goats and sheep learn Hebrew or Arabic? Its a great choise for N!

Karl Demetz said...

Haha, good one, Dina!

Sara said...

That is funny, Dina. It made me laugh too.