Some mysterious ‘public information signs’ have been spotted around Co Down and they are causing quite a stir as residents try to guess who is behind them.
Included in one of the signs is the following message:
“Sharks are spotted on a daily basis by a team of dedicated, if short-sighted, volunteers. Except on Tuesday when they attend indoor bowls – we just make the figures upon Tuesdays.
“Some of the really big sharks are actually quite friendly and can engage in polite conversation.
“Should you happen to encounter one on this beach remain calm and make small talk.
“If the shark becomes aggressive try to steer the conversation towards less confrontational topics (Brexit, which has enraged the local elasmobranch community, should be avoided at all costs).
“never lend a shark money. You’ll be unlikely to get it back”.
One of the fake signs, located in Ballyholme beach, North Down, appears to have been put together by the ‘Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs’.
A second sign with the ‘Ards and North Down Borough Council’ logo warns:
“Racists, bigots, jugglers, yoga teachers and anyone called Brian, philanderers and anyone who steals workplace stationery are all banned from this area.”
Whoever the mysterious person responsible for these signs is, they are putting in quite a bit of effort as the signs look ‘real’.
A spokesperson for the council told BelfastLive:
“Council was advised about this signage by members of the public over the weekend.
“The signs were not put up by the council.
“While we can appreciate some of the humour, we will remove them as they are covering signage the council is required to display.
“We would ask those responsible not to repost the signs.”
At least the council seems to have seen the funny side of it.
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