Tom rides MARTA every day to work. MARTA is Atlanta’s public transportation system. He noticed this sign recently and took a picture. It’s one of my favorite things right now. If I feel down, I think about it and it lifts my spirits. Since it makes me so happy, I wanted to share it with you. The extra-wonderful thing about this sign is that since it exists, if there’s NOT one where ever else I go, that means I’m allowed to saw and spray paint at the same time.
Have a great weekend and happy renovating!
22 thoughts on “No Renovating”
Oh man! I was just gonna take a trip down to Atlant with my saw and tag the shit out of that MARTA. But since they have a SIGN and all . . . shoot.
This news is going to be very disappointing for Ty Pennington and the whole Home Makeover crew, by the way.
I know, it’s like they want the whole thing to fall into a state of disrepair.
Oh my god. You just know they had to put it up because someone went and sawed off a damn seat once or twice. Again, one person ruins it for everyone else…but that’s classic. I can’t believe it’s real.
I went through an airport recently and they had two separate signs throughout the security line–one was a picture of a snowglobe with the warning they were no longer allowed in carry on and the other was a picture similar to that above, only replace the hand saw with large atomic weapon and a chainsaw. Because, you know, those are common carry-on items.
Large atomic weapons and chainsaws are like the peanut butter and jelly of carry-ons.
That’s one of the best signs ever! Why are they so opposed to renovation? Maybe the ACLU needs to get involved.
There should be hoards of people with toolbelts on protesting at all the MARTA stops.
Opposed to renovation AND hairstyling, from what I can see.
Abby’s right. The world’s full of tools.
You can style your hair but you can’t style the MARTA train. Unfair.
Maybe they just mean no super-skilled folk that can saw and tag in different directions at the same time. You know, so us average people don;t feel so bad when we have to do one and then the other…
Ohhh, so more like “No Showing Off.” That makes more sense.
This really is wonderful. It just made my whole weekend and I’m gonna come back and look at it a lot.
Seriously, if you start to feel a little put out or angry, just imagine that sign and you’ll feel better. Especially if you also imagine the sound of the saw and spray can.
I want that on a shirt. Like, now. I also want to go to Atlanta with my friend Marta, just so we can take the MARTA.
The joke probably won’t be as funny after shelling out the cash for the flight and hotel. But still. I know I’ll laugh.
Based on the signs Abby saw, Marta will need to check the luggage with the saw and spray paint. To make it a true trip Marta would need to recreate the sign. I’ll bail y’all out, promise.
peculiar. . .
The weird thing about it is I’ve never wanted to saw and spray paint at the same time more than I do now. It really wouldn’t have occurred to me otherwise.
Yes! I feel the same way. Must. Resist. Thank goodness I don’t have a saw right now. Or a transporter beam to get me to Atlanta.
It doesn’t just have to be in Atlanta! It could be a country-wide fad.
That sign’s been there for a many years. It predates the Trading Spaces/home redo show craze.
During the Olympics, I rode Marta because it was indeed smarta. I worked near the city. Of course traffic ended up lighter during those 2 weeks because everyone freajed out and used the system. Of course, no one learned their lesson and and now we’re all back in cars.
I want ti know who the jagbag was in the mid 70s that took a hacksaw to a seat.
I wish the man on the sign had bell bottoms on.
So sawing seats has been a problem for a really long time. Interesting.
That’s an awesome sign! Maybe better if he was sitting on the toilet. Sawing and spray painting in the John should be outlawed.
Well, there’s a good chance he IS peeing on the seat, too, but they just didn’t do a good enough job illustrating it.