When it comes to giving instructions, getting the wording right requires careful consideration. At least when you're contending with the likes of the people below, who have captured what following instructions literally can look like.
Here are some of our favourites.
1. Smoking area
The addition of an arrow prompted this man to climb the pole to comply with the sign's instructions.
Technically, the owner of this bike is not in the wrong. Authorities may have a different view.
3. Concrete cuddles
What happens when you interpret a sign intended for vehicles.
4. Cake mistakes
Perhaps over the phone instructions aren't the best form of communication for cake decorators.
5. Sharp objects
Surely a mallet is fine then.
6. Complimentary doesn't exactly mean free
At what point can theft be excused because of confusion over signage?
7. Breaking bad
Similarly, can a sign be blamed for inciting vandalism?
8. Name the shapes
Because Sam is far easier to spell than parallelogram.