This is not a brothel…

Looking through old pictures on my hard drive, I came across this one – at some point, we had attached the above sign to the door of our university accommodation. I don’t recall who came up with the idea (or where we got the sign from for that matter) but admittedly it wasn’t really necessary to inform people that our student house in a small-ish English city was in fact not a brothel. Eventually it was taken down by some university official who felt that it might reflect badly on the institution. I’m not entirely sure what the underlying logic was (in fact you’d think the university would welcome the fact that no organised prostitution was taking place on their premises), but one morning our friendly notice to bypassing locals was gone…

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