Signs are most often put in place to make things clearer.

That's what signs are for...

But some signs make things way more confusing and complicated than they have to be.

Below are 19 signs that are truly mixed messages... ...in the funniest, weirdest way possible.

This confusing detour

via: Reddit

Detours are already the worst. It's even more terrible when the signs are confusing.

This Post-It lacking self-awareness

via: Reddit

But, the thing is... This note is one the tabletop.

This confusing wording

via: Twitter

What it means, I think, is that Nicole smiled every time she saw a dog. What it actually says is that she never saw a canine animal or lifted the corners of her mouth in all her living days.

This thorough sign

via: Reddit

Well, that escalated quickly. The next one is hilarious...

This simple request

via: Reddit

The fact that this sign exists means that there was definitely an incident. I hope there's video.

This way too helpful sign

via: Reddit

"You can do it." Thanks for the encouragement on the way to the toilet, Home Depot! "We can help." Uh, no thanks.

This surprisingly clear sign

via: Reddit

This is just good life advice. If you know what I mean.

This sarcastic sign

via: Reddit

Are the surfaces hot?! Or are they "hot"? What's "hot"?

This dumb sign

via: Reddit

This one might take you a second. It's a school...named Dummer. That's the opposite of what schools are supposed to do. The next one is particularly harsh...

This strict sign

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Oh, water is allowed in the pool area?! How nice! How generous!

This very specific sign

via: Reddit

Forty-five is both the minimum and maximum speed. No more, no less. Good luck out there, drivers.

This inadvertent lighting

via: Reddit

They mean like, live-saving pharmaceutical drugs... Right?

This promising sign

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Hey, at least they're honest. Won't get people to pull over and stop, but I appreciate the honesty.

This basic sign

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Yes, thank you for the update, sign. The next one is truly inspiring, or truly cruel, depending on how you look at it...

This sad sign

via: Reddit

You could read it vertically, which is nice: "You matter. Don't give up." Or you could read it horizontally, which is terrible: "You don't matter. Give up."

This gross sign

via: Reddit

A gravy hot tub? At a Days Inn. Yeah, I don't think so.

This ironic sign

via: Reddit

That's a really big sign for saying there are no signs allowed! How does this logic work?

This opportunistic sign

via: Reddit

I love the idea that someone's so terrified of spiders that they want random people to come remove them but they're not so desperate that they won't charge $10 per spider.

This gross sign

via: Reddit

Unless requested?! That means that if I go in and am like, "I have a special request! You must express my anal glands!" they have to do it?! Share this with someone who needs a giggle.