Once upon a time…

Once upon a time…

posted on 4 Oct 2010 in Instructions, Signs

“Please hold.  Your story is very important to us.”


Found in a small hotel in Kyoto, Japan.

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Jaideep
Jaideep
10 years ago

This should make it to the Most popular section …………. real soon

DrLex
DrLex
10 years ago

Engrish is received.

phoenixx
phoenixx
10 years ago

please press the square key..elmo will be with you soon

Algernon
Algernon
10 years ago

In space no one can hear you scream

Eduard
Eduard
10 years ago

Yup, that’s exactly what the manager needs to hear in case of emergencies: stories…..

beechoak
beechoak
10 years ago

“Hello, House Keeping? This is the customer in Room 315. Let me know if you need any help…”

beechoak
beechoak
10 years ago

What an insensitive thing to say! Managers are people, too, you know…!”

Eduard
Eduard
10 years ago

There was once a gloomy blue little phone that was not able to dial by itself, unlike all other phones it heard of. And it was sad for no one there for it when it needed help. But time went by and the more it was used for urgent matters, the better it became. Until it grew up to be the happiest high-tech high-res HD-ready full-3D 10-zillion-colour-display touchless blue-toothed green-conscious white-collared impact-resistant water-prrof cost-efficient social-network-friendly smartphone in the office room……
Hello ……. hello…… anyone there?……….

DrLex
DrLex
10 years ago

It accepts urgent business for 24 hours. Then the battery runs out. Please keep your story short.

gbear
gbear
10 years ago

Here’s a story, of a lovely lady…..

Eduard
Eduard
10 years ago

Tell me a good story! If me don’t like it, me replace your blah blah blah with beep beep beep ……..

iLock
iLock
10 years ago

Wait… You can call the manager with the phone, but you can’t phone anyone??

So the manager isn’t anyone…

…Once upon a time, there was a jaded wee man,
He was a manager but, in his mind he was a nobody… a non-anyone.
His life was not complete, he always felt like he was meant to do something more. Like he was destined for greatness!

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iLock
iLock
10 years ago

They even put smiley faces into their instructions 🙂
But only for the locals though…. Hmm

ngyonghan
ngyonghan
10 years ago

“Tell me a story, Tell me a story,
Tell me story, remember what you said
You promised me you said you would
You got to give in so I’ll be good
Tell me a story, then I’ll go to bed…” 😀

Btw, the Japanese for that “Please Tell a Story” is “O hanashi kudasai” and if I’m not mistaken, and the actual meaning is “Please Speak”.

xila31
xila31
10 years ago

And then push the triangle to tuck us into bed.

DECMATH
10 years ago

Whatever your story, you will get no pity from this office.

Thomas
Thomas
10 years ago

Press button. Receive English.

Chris
Chris
10 years ago

It accepts urgent business for 24 hours…or else it gets the hose again.

Terri
Terri
10 years ago

What do I receive if I press the yellow circle?

kitsune
kitsune
10 years ago

One cell phone to rule them, one cell phone to find them, one cell phone to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them…

tekleader
tekleader
10 years ago

Once upon a time, there was a very, very angry man who was trying to get into the office room!!!

Classic Steve
10 years ago

I must help someone — anyone — with anything, or I’ll just DIE!

Classic Steve
10 years ago

“They did a good job of translating those instructions.” There, I just told a story.

Ralph Hamilton
Ralph Hamilton
10 years ago

Our Manger is nobody.

He was a very careful man,
Who never drank nor smoked,
He never laughed, he never swore,
And never ever joked,
And when at lasr he passed away,
Insurance was denied,
Because they claimed he never lived,
The claimed he never died.

Ralph Hamilton
Ralph Hamilton
10 years ago

EDIT: manager (coises)

SpicyChick
SpicyChick
10 years ago

Once upon a time…there was a blue phone.

Gwydion Williams
Gwydion Williams
10 years ago

“We are sorry for no one here”

That’s the modern corporate spirit

Ani
Ani
10 years ago

♫Operator, could you help me place this call?
‘Cause I can’t comprehend the push button my phone tells me.
There’s something in my eye
You know it happens every time
I think about the love that I thought would save me

Operator, let’s forget about this call!
There’s no story anyway that I really wanted to tell you.
Thank you for your time
Oh you’ve been so much more than kind
And you can keep the dime. ♫

mickeygreeneyes
mickeygreeneyes
10 years ago

@ngyonghan — that ancient Jimmy Boyd song? Dude, you must be almost as old as me!

Greatfish
Greatfish
10 years ago

Hello Hello Manager
I Call You
Can’t Hear A Thing
Perhaps It’s Because You Don’t Exist
You See See
Whi-whi-whi-whi which is a shame
I Call To Tell You Story
Rather Than Report A Life Threatening Emergency-cy

Anna Rexia
Anna Rexia
10 years ago

BUT WHO WAS PHONE?

emily2903
emily2903
10 years ago

Please, no French, German or Mandarin. This phone receives only English.

emily2903
emily2903
10 years ago

Call us only if you need to help. Don’t call us if you need help!

ngyonghan
ngyonghan
10 years ago

@mickeygreeneyes – Yeah, that old song. Nah, I’m born in the 80s. During my younger days in my place they used to have a radio station broadcasting the music of circa 50s and the 60s. I almost heard it every weekends during that time. 😀

jmcnally
jmcnally
10 years ago

Once upon a time I found this cool site called Engrish.com and I made such happy learning Engrish that when I stumbled upon this sign phoning no one in office I thought to myself “hmmm, I totarry understand the instluctions – good job!”

Dimitris Tzortzakakis
Dimitris Tzortzakakis
10 years ago

Japanese says:”Please speak up”

Falco
Falco
10 years ago

Let me tell you a story ’bout a man named Jed…

Jaideep
Jaideep
10 years ago

I urgently need to use the washroom ………

David
David
10 years ago

Please tell a story, or else we’ll hanging you up!

chickenman
chickenman
10 years ago

I am a little phone that no-body understands…what’s your story??

ELaMa
10 years ago

tell a story….once apon a time…..

Lollerskate
Lollerskate
10 years ago

♪♫ Now, this is the story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Kyot-Air! ♫♪

DrinkyThinky
DrinkyThinky
9 years ago

Now, trolls have a place where they can freely tell all their nonsense.
Call tonight.

Mere
9 years ago

If it’s Cinderella, don’t bother. I’ve heard that one WAY to many times already.

DragonLady
DragonLady
9 years ago

Once upon a time, in a Universe far away, a very hungry black hole decided to gobble up the planet Earth. It stated with South & east asia , since they had most of the luscious soylent green, going on to suck in all the other contentinents & washing it all down with fresh & salt water. The hole seemed quite satisfied, as it belched & farted its way toward other planets.
Alas, that was the end of Mother Earth for all time.

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