Those of you who feared the appearance in Swamplot comments of a second warning sign might be the signal of an escalating fruit-tree security threat in West U need not be alarmed: It’s apparently nothing new. The reader who first sent in a photo of the best-protected fruit tree in town — on Tangley Rd. west of Buffalo Speedway — claims not to have even noticed that the second sign a few steps away was any different from the first. And yet it is! The uh, somewhat enhanced wording on the second sign is en Español.
And no, these are not fig trees, as was originally reported. But — alert! — fig trees are nearby, our tipster claims.
- The High-Security Fruits of West University [Swamplot]
About ten years ago one of our more stellar socialites absolutely thrilled her neighbors in Tall Timbers every time a cat or raccoon or squirrel set off the motion detectors.
“Do not move. The police have been called. Do not move. The police have been called. Do not move. The police have been called…”
What really thrilled them was the Spanish version that followed the English version.
B o r i n g.
Actually it’s kind of rude. And kind of racist…
Peligro! Cuidado de frutas!
There should be another sign placed in teh yard and facing the house that reads, “Homeowner-Please cut your grass.”
I know it’s mean, and feel free to tell me what a horrible person I am, but I would be ROTFL if someone chopped both trees down and left the fruit.
You wouldn’t want to do actual damage to the trees or steal the signs, because that would run afoul of the law. However, if one were to move the signs in front of some nearby oak trees, it would be sorta funny.
C’mon people- how would you feel if you spent months nurturing your tree and just when it bears fruit (no pun intended) someone comes along and STEALS IT! Bad enoug to deal with the birds and the bugs much less passerby’s
So the English speakers should confront the Spanish-sign-guarded tree and vice-versa, citing lack of understanding if caught?
Bad job on the translation.
I do feel for the homeowner, though. My father has a pear tree in the backyard, and one year, when the pears were just about ready to be picked, someone stole them, every single one. Too bad I wasn’t there with a shotgun when it happened.
I do feel for the homeowner, though. My father has a pear tree in the backyard, and one year, when the pears were just about ready to be picked, someone stole them, every single one. Too bad I wasn’t there with a shotgun when it happened
That’s bad. But I remember our pear tree. And our pecan tree. And our fig tree. And I remember my parents asking the neighbors if they wanted some pears, some pecans, or some figs. And later if they wanted some tomatoes, some okra, or some bell peppers. We were the Farmer’s Freebie Market of Braes Heights.
Times change I guess.