Thanks For Coming, Now Go Away!
Don't you sometimes wish that you could tell your guests to leave? Maybe it's not that they bore you, you're just not in the mood for company. Well, look at this crazy doormat....
Designers Sam & Jude, founders of SUCK UK, created a very clever Come In Go Away mat. Yes, it says Come In from one side and Go Away from the other. This design is called an "ambigram ," a graphic image that can be read exactly the same way upside-down or read completely differently upside-down.
There are three uses for the Come In Go Away ambigram doormat:
1. To welcome your guests:
2. To turn away all potential guests and other intruders
3. To communicate to your guest that he has overstayed his welcome.
In this case, you bring the mat into the house and, in the Go Away position, you place it discreetly in front of your guest's chair. When the guest sees the mat, and is surprised at your indelicacy, you say indignantly that you have no idea how it got there... your dog Sheldon must have brought it in.
Then shyly smile and say, "Sorry about that." And, looking at your watch, say, "It is getting rather late though."
Try this out and let me know how it works!
In the meantime, I should let you know that the Come In Go Away doormat is made of 100% pure and natural coconut husk that really cleans the b.s. off your shoes. And the mat is available from Nigel's Eco Store in the UK and from Amazon.com in the U.S.