Tuesday, July 20, 2010

i'm confused

Last week this sign was permanently posted on the doors leading into the building on campus where I work:

Apart from the ghetto-look of it (a white & red sticky decal? Really, now), I find it somewhat disconcerting that the "powers that be" felt the need to suddenly place under surveillance the building where I daily do my thing. But that's not what has me perplexed ....

"... may not be monitored?" What does that mean? Is it monitored, or isn't it? I thought the entire point of surveillance was to monitor?

Perhaps I'm reading it incorrectly?

Aggies. Jeez.


  1. Huh? Makes no sense to me either.

  2. That is so funny! Maybe they were just wanting to see if someone was actually going to read it...

  3. Maybe that you are not allowed to monitor their surveillance?? Great sign for a grammar lesson on ambiguity/clarity. Too bad that it's posted on a campus. xoxo

  4. This made me laugh. You need to submit it to Jay Leno.