Let me begin by explaining that this photo was taken in the afternoon on Wednesday 30 December 2009, and admitting that it would have been better if Iâd taken the time to switch the âdate and timeâ setting on. But I have to add that I was taken the photo on the fly; Iâd already been admonished for taking photographs in this shopping centre.
Point is, itâs a large shopping centre, and Iâve only seen this sign once, in one place, on Wednesday 30 December 2009. Iâm not going to rant about hypocracy â âWhat, smoke free? Is the tobacconist closing? Will the supermarkets and newsagencies cease selling cigarettes?â â but I will suggest a couple of options of what the sign is actually saying. Like, perhaps:
Nope, we still havenât twigged that the day after 31 December 2009 is in fact 1 January 2010.
Yes, weâve spotted the typo. Weâre just too cheap to bother correcting it.
Or perhaps itâs not a typo; perhaps the shopping centre ceased to be âsmokingâ in January 2009 and theyâve only just started getting the signage out now. This would also explain why they still havenât put any other signage saying, âthis shopping centre is non-photogaphing from the date of a certain unfortunate up-skirting eventâ.