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Hilarious prohibition sign at Japanese discount store Don Quijote has netizens in stitches

By grape Japan

Japanese Twitter user ちゃんまな Chanmana (@manachawakannai) was visiting their local branch of Don Quijote, a discount store chain also popular among tourists, when she saw a prohibition sign posted on the wall.

It's common for stores to put up signs prohibiting certain activities. However, this sign was unlike anything they had ever seen. In fact, it was so specific that you may never see anything like it elsewhere.

Here's the unusual prohibition sign that was widely viewed and amused people many on social media:

Photo: Reproduced with permission from ちゃんまな Chanmana (@manachawakannai)


Sign: "Dear customers: Please refrain from eating, drinking, and couples talking about break-ups in the store."

How oddly specific indeed.

One would think there would be no need to explicitly prohibit such a thing but the fact that this Don Quijote branch went to the trouble of putting up a sign means that something very notable must have happened on their premises.

In comments, people were highly amused and wondered what happened. Here are some of them:

"I wonder if there was some kind of really messy argument in the store that made the staff cringe..."

"I haven't laughed out loud like this in a while. What kind of hell did this couple visit upon the store for them to have reacted this way lol."

"I was so surprised to learn that someone actually chose the narrow aisles of a discount store to talk about breaking up!"

Indeed, breakups are often negative. Maybe the couple got out of hand and caused a disturbance.

In any case, prohibition sign or not, there's another good reason not to try to break up with someone in a popular store: someone you know may be visiting at that time and overhear it in an adjacent aisle.

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I got into an argument with my wife once in a Walmart. An old hag was giving me the stink eye.

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I love you Japan, please never change !!..

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Sounds fair.

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Open a divorce and advise counter.

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Some Don Juans shopping at Don Quijote?

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You don't want to divorce, then don't get married. Easy.

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The tweet is dated October 2021.

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Why? Why is the sign is so big and, in bright yellow and crimson colours? If it is about something so insignificant as eating and drinking in the store? And a break-up quarrel between a couple? I think it was written and put up by the store manager whose imagination could see that it would attract plenty of attention to and publicity for and, last but not least, bring in plenty business for the store. His imagination was right and now, his store has attracted world-wide attention and interest!

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""Don Quijote, a discount store chain also popular among tourists""

They LOOK cheap, It's their business model but in reality they are NOT. Daiso has many of the same items at fraction the price,

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