I am so confused…

Sometimes I head over to the HEB downtown for some basics – the inventory is a bit limited and the lines are forever long so for regular shopping I go elsewhere.

I love that they have their own parking garage, great on rainy days like today. For years, though, I have wondered… what is up with their signs?

The entrance to the upstairs parking garage at HEB downtown

So… I should turn right slowly into a cement wall?

That is the entrance, as you exit… what the blankety-blank does “retarso” on the Spanish instructions mean? Maybe they mean “retraso” but even that doesn’t make sense since it means a delay. At least they have a great parking garage with signs – I didn’t get wet today, thanks HEB.

The signs as you leave HEB downtown


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3 Responses to I am so confused…

  1. Poncho1950 says:

    Writing clear signage seems to be a lost art.

  2. Que Fregados says:

    From Chuck:

    Chuck Owen – On the inbound there must not be anywhere else to place the sign. Sometimes placement is a problem to me on state highways. A sign indicating a turn to another highway in a city sometimes is placed a street before the turn. In SA, coming south from 281 to 35, they give a sign to get on 35 to Laredo that might get you killed, depending on traffic. They don’t tell you you can do it later. Signage. Now, I certainly cannot comment on the Spanish rendering you point out on exit. Why? No speaka da language. ha.

  3. yaychella says:

    this sorta reminds me of espanglish version of http://www.engrish.com... depending on where you are, many will see it, but few will appreciate it (for better or for worse!). hehe 🙂

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