Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has recently written a letter to apologize to the woman he crashed into on January 18, 2019. The letter, which was dated just three days after the crash occurred, details how Prince Philip believes the incident happened and how sorry he was to hear of the injuries.
A Royal Crash
97-year-old Prince Philip, a member of the British Royal Family, crashed into a vehicle carrying two women and a nine-month-old baby on January 18, 2019. Philip was in his Land Rover at the time when it’s believed he pulled out into a road and hit into the vehicle carrying the three passengers. One of the passengers, Emma Fairweather, was quite badly injured, resulting in a broken arm. The driver and the baby were fine. However, Philip’s Land Rover was tipped over, and a witness to the crashed helped pull the Prince out of the car.
Three days after the event, Prince Philip wrote a letter to Emma Fairweather to tell his side of the story, and apologize for what had happened. He explained how he’s pulled out into that road many times and never had any issues, but that the day was particularly sunny. The low sun had temporarily blinded him, according to the Prince, which could have played a part in the accident. He apologized for the distress caused and also the injury. The Prince then signed off the letter with just his name, without the title – Philip. Fairweather told the press that she thought it was a nice gesture and that the letter had a personalized nature.
The event has led to many members of the British public calling for stricter laws on driving over a certain age, suggesting that new driving tests should be taken as you become older.
30+ Funny Signs Made By People That Were Stuck at Home
In the beginning of 2020 people all over the world have been living in a state of lockdown as governments try to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus by trying to keep people isolated in their homes. However, we know how frustrating it can be to stay confined within your houses all the time. Don’t you worry, for you’re not alone! To turn your frown upside down, here are some of the funniest signs that people have made during isolation.
That’ll Keep ‘Em Indoors
What a brilliant idea. Surely no one has tried it before, but maybe this gentleman is speaking out of experience. Perhaps he is an extrovert who simply cannot sit idle at home, and cannot think of doing anything while confined. One day, he must be trimming his beard, when he thought of the ultimate solution to avoid going out.
Or, maybe he’s a kid who simply wouldn’t stay put, and their mom chose to take things into her own hands…
That’s a First
This is hilarious. At first sight, the sign will fool you into thinking that the dogs are being put up for adoption by their owners, making you think what cruel people they must be! However, it’s actually the dogs who are fed up with their owners.
Now that people are locked in their homes, they have loads of free time and no clue how to spend ite, so they have taken up walking and jogging as a new hobby. And the poor doggies have to pay the price.
The Next Owner Is in for a Treat
This guy has an entirely different idea of surprising people. He has left a huge roll of toilet paper, along with a note, under the floor. So, when the bathroom is remodeled in the future and the handyman uproots the flooring, he’ll be quite surprised!
The note is quite mystical and contains heaps of wisdom, as well as toilet paper-related puns. It’s going to make someone laugh hysterically when they find it.
We’ve Had Enough of Them Too
They say that if you don’t come out of the pandemic with a new skill or as a changed person, then you don’t lack time, you lack discipline. Well, it might be true for people who are putting up videos of their workouts, cooking sessions, Zoom meetings with friends and what not.
However, not all people can have fun during these testing times. Negative events like these can have a heavy effect on most people.
How the Tables Have Turned
The pandemic, which has put millions of people inside their houses, has caused animals and pets to roam the streets freely. Kangaroos have been spotted bouncing around on the sidewalks, elephants are crossing the roads and the rest of the wildlife has been left wondering where the humans have disappeared to.
The dog is right, though. One of the preventive measures requires people to avoid touching their face with their bare hands, because it can also cause the virus to spread.
That’s How Gloves Work
Some people are cleanliness freaks, while others just want to wing it. In a time like this, people are already spooked because health organizations have advised people to use gloves and masks. However, gloves are not reusable because they can cause the spread of germs to other people or objects.
So, to be better safe than sorry, this store prohibits people wearing gloves to enter and increase the risk of spreading the infection. Good thing they included this handy explanation.
Not Even Their Son?
Apparently, this was a joke played by a guy on his parents, who wouldn’t let their son in the house on Easter. As a result, the self-isolating couple was paid a visit by the local weather lady, Kim Quintero, along with a Thor toy and three firefighters with puppies.
The sign went viral on the local news and the son decided to set the entire thing up. The parents were quite embarrassed, but the wife must’ve been disappointed they came without Ryan Reynolds.
Did Someone Put Him Up to It?
While this is a funny photo, it doesn’t seem like something a 14-year-old would do. A 14-year-old would be on his computer, playing video games and chatting with his friends.
This seems more like a dare that the poor kid lost, or something his parents would put him up to. Whatever the reason is, we can only hope that people honk at the birthday boy!
Please Don’t Tilt Your Fridge
Two-three footsteps? Noted. A twin bed? Got the idea. Wait, a fridge on its side? Let’s just hope nobody tries doing that to find out how much distance they have to maintain. And where are we supposed to get our hands on Darth Maul’s lightsaber?
It’s best if you rely on the footsteps because it’ll be incredibly difficult to consult with a female sea lion or an adult deinonychus.
Tried Switching it On and Off?
Yes, please. This year has been off to a rocky start, with forest fires, world war scares, viruses and whatnot. It has really taken a hit to people’s morale and all the plans that they’ve made for the entire year have gone down the drain.
Instead of a vaccine, maybe if they work on a time machine, we’d be able to “redo” 2020 and fix the events that would lead to the pandemic.
What an adorable little fellow! This sign is more of a future prediction, as the health organizations predict a baby boom by the end of this year. If the lockdown is stretched for a few more months, people will certainly have to introduce their newborns to the relatives this way.
The poor infant will be told the story of how he was born at a time when the entire world was confined to their homes. Nevertheless, he does look insanely cute in those Yoda slippers and Darth Vader t-shirt!
Church Signs Are the Funniest
The governments say it, but people don’t listen, the police have also tried, but people don’t pay heed. They can only hope that people listen to a prophet. Church boards are often the funniest and most interesting signs that you’ll come across.
This is another one of those signs, asking people to stop hoarding stuff so that everyone can get something for themselves in this troubling time. But not all people are as cooperative as we’d like them to be.
The Best Cure
All around the world, scientists and pharmaceutical companies are trying hard to develop a vaccine that can curb the virus and save the world, restoring life to normal. But the cure can take months to develop, and the only thing people can do to help is to stay at home and self-isolate.
By stepping outdoors, a person is a potential carrier and can spread the contagion to hundreds of people. This is why this is the best cure that can be implemented.
Golden Words From the Lord
The Big Guy has a lot to say to His people, especially during these troubling times. While this is an amusing sign, it emphasizes the importance of social distancing, which is just the thing humans need to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Some health experts also suggest that the people might have to practice social distancing as far as 2022, which means that they’ll have to avoid large gatherings and public places as much as possible, and also keep a distance of six feet for all personal or professional encounters.
We Wonder What He Did Wrong
At their marriage, a couple vows to stay together “till death does them part”. However, this woman has had enough of her husband. During the lockdown, the couple has to spend all of their time with each other, which only makes it worse for the wife, especially if her man is a baby who needs to be taken care of all the time.
Men, please be a sport and help your wives around the house. They’re already swamped with so many things, the last thing they need is to babysit you!
The Irony Is Hilarious
Here’s another church sign that’s insanely hilarious. Firstly, it’s quite baffling that there is a prophecy class in this church. Well, if they couldn’t foresee the pandemic, they’re not doing too much good to the community. They’re absolutely right about the unforeseen circumstances part though.
One thing is certain: not many people will be returning for the prophecy class once the lockdown is over. Most of them will even be demanding a refund.
It Feels Like a Disaster Movie Right Now
Currently, real life does look like a movie, but not the happy ones. It’s like Bird Box or A Quiet Place, where the only thing people can do is to stay home because going outside would be too dangerous. The movie which closely depicts the situation is Contagion, where a pandemic sweeps the entire world.
Nevertheless, the only thing to do is to stay safe, and be kind to others. It’s the best thing we can do in this situation.
Beautiful Words of Wisdom
It seems like the pandemic has brought out the poet and thinker in some people. While some people just wouldn’t listen when they’re told to stay at home and practice social distancing, others take it upon themselves to inspire others to do the same.
This sign is written on a window facing the road, so that passersby can see it and follow. It’s important to throw something inspiring like this between the funny signs.
But You Can Buy Deodorant
This is one of the funniest signs on our list. Apparently this family makes a new sign for every day they spend in quarantine. Every day, there is a new “dad joke” on the sign, to humor the people who walk or drive by.
Even though the world is going through the worst epidemic in a century, people are keeping the spirit alive with jokes. It’s the best way to keep moving on during this scary time.
Here’s another gem by the people who are using humor to keep the hope alive for others who might be down. This sign also preaches social distancing pretty well, referring to the ban on public gatherings and events.
Ever since the cinemas and movie theaters shut down, the employees are doing their best to stay connected with the people, through humor and witty made-up movie names.
Stayin’ Apart, Stayin’ Alive
It’s nearly impossible to read this without singing the ever-famous 1977 song. Nobody thought that the song would be used other than to groove on the beat, which is incredibly catchy. This is an apartment in New York, where the residents are showing people how they’re in self-isolation and proving they’re quite cool as well.
The Bee Gees wouldn’t have thought that their song would be so relevant after all these years.
A New Dating System
A video went viral online in which a person was in a Zoom meeting with his co-workers. As soon as the meeting ended, the guy got up to stretch, thinking that the session had been ended by the host. While he was fully suited from the waist up, he didn’t have any pants on! It gave his peers a good laugh.
Since people aren’t going out anymore, their dressing has become increasingly casual. Their shoes and pants probably wonder where their owner went.
Speaking of not wearing pants, gentlemen’s clubs have taken quite a big hit because of the lockdown and social distancing guidelines. One of those clubs has this hysterical sign outside, to let people know they’re closed.
There must be some poor “gentlemen” who must be missing all that they’re used to seeing in this sort of club, but we’re betting they appreciate the nifty wordplay.
God’s Everywhere, They Say
In the time of panic and isolation, people have been vastly disconnected from their loved ones and friends. On top of that, the cancellation of church services has shaken peoples’ faith.
Thankfully, the idea of online and home-based services is allowing people to stay connected to the church. With so many people praying for the virus to end, maybe God will listen to all the prayers soon.
Such a Gentle Reminder
The World Health Organization recommends frequent hand washing and the use of sanitizers as well. It has resulted in people washing their hands more times in a day than they used to in a week!
However, some people are still struggling to follow the new guidelines, and this humorous sign is just the kick they need to obey the rules. Sure, the sign may seem crude at first, but this family put little hearts around it to soften the blow.
Listen to Him
All around the world places of worship were closed as part of the ban on social gatherings, and one thing that worshippers were devastated to miss was the Easter service.
Thanks to online services, many people stayed away from churches and remained connected nevertheless. For other people, this sign is sure to have convinced them to say home.
Well, Isn’t That Right?
This is as true as it gets. Be it San Andreas, Geostorm, Contagion or The Day After Tomorrow, we always see a scientist who foresees an impending disaster, but is condemned by the state and his peers.
In this disaster movie, i.e. real life, it was the late Dr Li Wenliang who raised the alarm about the virus in Wuhan, back in December 2019. Let’s hope someone comes up with a cure to save the day, just like in the movies.
No More “Free Hugs”
Apart from causing a global lockdown, the pandemic is also causing a change in popular customs. Earlier, people used to hold signs which said “Free Hugs”, and passersby could stop by and get a friendly embrace. Now that hugs are virtually impossible, this man has taken it upon himself to provide a very “unique” set of skills.
Honestly, this guy has the meanest stare ever. The kind which would want you to change the side of the road you’re walking on if you see him.
Hop, Keep Distance, Hop
Here we have another unit of measuring distance. This is a sign outside a popular trail in Australia, reminding people to keep their distance from other visitors or officials. The only thing wrong with the plan is, you can never seem to find a stationary kangaroo, can you?
A couple of kangaroos were famously spotted hopping around the roads of Adelaide, because of the scarcity of traffic and people. Probably should’ve stopped one of them and measured the distance.
No Pictures Needed
With this explanation, you do not need pictures to tell you how to keep the correct distance from the next person. This is what a Lebanese Emergency service department worker thought to remind the people to keep their distance from others.
He may have even said this because of personal experience, and that is something we can learn from this person. Even in times when the social distancing is not necessary, it is better to be safe than to smell it.
Wow! That Is My Color
In this time of lockdown, very few people had the chance to visit the hair salon, even those who color their hair. Many of those people may re-discover the true color of their hair for the first time in a very long time.
This will be the true nature for all of us at this time, where we will have to take a closer look at ourselves—even the color (or not the color) of your hair.
While you are in lockdown, you do not need to take the kids to school; instead, you can homeschool them. And at the same time, because you do not need to drive, you can have a drink at home without worry.
That is if you are able to homeschool the children, drink at the same time, and stay focused. So you can not drink and drive, but you can home school and drink at the same time!
Every Day a New One
This guy from California tried to make sense of life while keeping track of the days in lockdown. You may call this a dad joke almanac or even a practical daily planner for those who need something to keep track of the days.
But whatever it is you want to call it, this might just be a reminder that we can cope with everything life may throw at us—even a receding hairline or the COVID-19 virus.
I’ll Keep On Trying
Well, if you need the booze, who will blame you for trying to get one on the house and at the house? This may sound like a game to play not just during the lockdown, but whenever you are low on cash.
But this time, let us really take turns, especially when it gets closer to the month-end. Maybe this game will catch on after the lockdown and make this guy a trendsetter; you can even make money!
Roll In the Currency
This service guy really ran out of essentials, and also, the shops do not have any stock left, or so it seems. Is toilet paper the new gold of this century? But let us not keep our hopes up too high for too long.
This is especially for those who prepared and bought too much stock for the lockdown period. Surely, we do not expect that much, um, trouble with the global pandemic?
Is this going to be the future for most of us to come out heavier and wider than when we went into the lockdown? This person posed a good question. It is as if we gained weight for a role only to find out we didn’t get it.
What you really get is weight, and with all the time we spend at home, there will be more time to experiment with recipes. And that is for most of us.
Stay There Even When You Are Happy
Even serious people are getting into the joke making business to help them cope with serious situations out there. But even then, we still need to be reminded to keep the distance while we are happy or getting carried away.
This is a good reminder that we should go on with our daily lives but be safe and keep up the good habits. Even while you are busy praising the Lord, respect each other.
Everybody Has a Right
Even the laziest amongst us can do their patriotic part and do what they do best, be couch potatoes. These advocates of doing nothing are being brave for the sake of humanity and staying in their rightful place—the couch.
This is a great way to let everyone know that you are putting the team on your back. This lockdown makes couch potatoes out of all of us with very little else; all we have to do is binge-watch all our favorite shows.
How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?
Let’s get a new measurement of how long to hold your breath, say 1 dollar, and three rolls of toilet paper long. This shop owner expects you to hold your breath while you are shopping! Is that even possible?
So when he asks what you want to buy, how will you answer if you aren’t allowed to breathe at all? Maybe this shop owner meant you should not breathe too hard or not even sigh if you do not have enough money to pay.
Bring Your Own
This is just a reminder to keep on practicing good health and hygiene with the ordinary course of our lives. So if you have hand sanitizer during this shortage of cleaning supplies, this man—stocked with toilet paper—is looking for you!
How things have changed and how the emphasis shifted to items we used to take for granted. This is a cute joke and a reminder of all the things we underappreciated in our normal lives.
Edit the Sign
This sign has been edited to fit in with the new rule of lockdown and the social distancing that is now part of our everyday lives. So, for now, this will be what we should say to those who do not obey the lockdown rules.
Even if this is contradictory to good manners and wanting to make all feel welcome, we can not really afford to say that out loud. Or even show it on a welcome sign outside our door.
The New Olympics
This is possibly what the new Olympic games logo will look like in the future. It will remind us that while standing together, we should not be too close together and make sure to keep social distancing protocol.
The official Olympic sign normally shows the rings very closely intertwined with each other, demonstrating no distance between the rings. But with the way things are now, that is not a reality of the near future.
Just a Reminder
Just as seriously as you take the omnipresence of the Lord, you should consider the presence of germs. This is a friendly reminder from the local church to keep the practice of good hygiene in everyday life.
This may seem like a good-hearted joke, but it carries a severe warning and message to all who read this sign. Take your health just as much into consideration as you do your spiritual life and thereafter.
We Come Out Better
Talk about positive thinking and motivating people, this is a sign you should not be ignoring during these adverse times. Just like the butterfly that comes out a beautiful animal after isolation, this is how we should emerge, better, and more beautiful.
So let’s take this lesson and make the best of our situation and do the right thing. But also use the time to consider your life and see how you can make it better.
Is That Even Possible?
Netflix is a seemingly endless reservoir of movies, TV shows, documentaries, stand-up specials, concerts and more. To ‘finish’ it is something nobody has ever heard or talked about. But this sign outside a store claims that they’ve finally done it.
While Hollywood seems to have come to a screeching halt, Netflix has added millions of subscribers to its service since the disease spread worldwide.
Lockdown With the Principal
Having a strict parent is one thing, but you have another thing coming if your dad is the principal and you’re locked in the house with him! Some people tend to be too set in their ways, so much so that they are unable to keep a healthy balance between work and personal life.
And the poor kids have to suffer because of it! One thing’s for sure – these kids must be missing school for the very first time in their lives.
Pressure Washer Artwork
With all the free time people have nowadays, it has certainly given a boost to their productivity and creativity, allowing them to come up with new ideas and aesthetics. One such person is the guy who made this sign outside his door with the pressure washer.
Truth be told, the dude has done quite an amazing job, making it look like it’s calligraphy. He seems pretty serious about people staying away, judging by the font size.
Together We Stand – Six Feet Apart
Are you familiar with the phrase, “united we stand, divided we fall”? Well, you might have to rephrase it, since staying apart is staying alive at the moment. As polite as Canadians are, it’s hard to believe they’d come up with a sign like this.
But as crazy as things are, some of them must be losing their cool during this time. They should probably add a “sorry” and “please” to the sign, to make it look more Canadian.
Another Dad Joke
This is another one of those popular, lame dad jokes which these guys are putting out in their yard. While people are supposed to limit their outdoor walks and stay indoors as much as possible, having a sock coming off can be really, really disconcerting.
This sign is enough to make some random passersby day, by giving him fits of laughter. It’s signs like these that keep people up and going when the whole world is down on its knees.
Another Way to Measure Distance
Ever since the six-feet distance rule has been introduced, people have come up with a hundred different ways to measure the distance they have to keep from others. There have been some crazy ideas, like a fridge lying on its side, Darth Maul’s lightsaber or an adult deinonychus.
Funnily enough, CVS has given us a new one with their extra-long receipts. Honestly, those receipts are really, really long. Long enough to wrap a mummy with them.
It’s a Tough Time for Everyone
This is a sign from a local pizza place and, boy, do they seem annoyed! The pandemic and the resulting lockdown has certainly put everyone on the edge, and it becomes really difficult for people who work at stores or restaurants to manage people who wouldn’t follow the social distancing guidelines.
The pandemic has thrown political correctness and politeness out the window, so it’s better to look out for yourselves and stay safe because someone will snap at you.
The Great TP Crisis Of ‘20
Who could’ve thought toilet paper would become such a luxury item, and that people would have to run helter-skelter to find every last bit of toilet paper they can find? Ever since the governments have issued stay-at-home orders, the citizens have been in a state of panic, which caused them to hoard as much stuff as they can.
Such a situation hasn’t been seen in many decades, which is why people are in a frenzy. 2020 will forever be known as the year when there was no toilet paper.
Some People Can’t Even Pretend
It’s not always about the virus, you know. Some people are just hardwired this way, and don’t like to interact too much with other people, whether at work or a social gathering. By the look on the person’s face, he probably wants to be left alone.
While the preventive measures require people to keep a distance of six feet from each other, it’s best to stay as far away as you can from such people. Unless you wish to receive an earful, that is.
Moms Have a Lot on Their Hands
Moms are simply amazing. Not only do they take care of the entire family, they’re also responsible for keeping the house spick and span, as well as cooking, groceries, helping the kids, and whatnot. All of this while managing a job as well.
Due to the confinement, moms with a job have to juggle all of the responsibilities together, and they continue to do so beautifully. This mom is working from home and doesn’t like to be disturbed.