Roman-style Security System

16 May

Walking by an apartment building around the corner from my house this morning, I see this sign generated in Word, printed out and taped to the front entry gate:

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Note – Don’t close. Door broken.

Are you so loving this?

Why didn’t they just write: “Dear Criminals: Our building’s front door is broken, and for unknown reasons we aren’t getting it fixed, at least not anytime soon, so instead we’ve printed out this sign instructing all residents to kindly leave the door open for you. You’re welcome.”

Oh, sigh. Rome, you’re so silly sometimes.

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7 Responses to “Roman-style Security System”

  1. Antiqua Tours May 16, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    oh good lord

  2. Sara White May 16, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Ha. A few months ago the front door to my building had someone’s key broken off and stuck in the lock, so for the next few weeks of course the optimal solution was to stuff paper towel and duct tape into part of the lock so the door wouldn’t click shut. Much more efficient than actually calling the locksmith, right!? Keyless entry for all.

  3. Eleonora May 16, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Now that I live in Amsterdam I realized doors – and other things – CAN actually be fixed right away without the need of those home made, really italian remedies.
    Easy life for burglars linving in Italy!

  4. Catherine May 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    Love this. Entirely Roman. Reminds of West Africa! Xcat

  5. Barbara Giacometti May 16, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Only in Italy!

  6. gillaf1@yahoo.com May 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    You can’t make this stuff up if you stayed up for days thinking!

  7. Rome Guides May 25, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    Fantastic! 🙂

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