Name That Icon

When you see this icon, what's the first thing that pops into your head? The second? The third?

The other night, I was hanging out in a friend's hotel room and spotted this sticker. It was next to the fire-sprinkler-dealie and the gist of the message was "Don't loop your hangers over the fire-sprinkler-dealies!"

But the icon itself doesn't mean that for me, not even close. Here are my first four associations upon seeing it:

1. Keep abortion legal, thanks to this kind of visual rhetoric.

2. Why use a wire hanger when you can use a plastic one?—thanks to this diva of the home.

3. Note to self: stop trying to break into the car (after locking the keys inside) using a wire hanger. It never works, and all I ever do is wreck stuff.

4. And lastly but perhaps most of all, the terrific news that a certain newly tenured Hawhee may never wear clothes that hang on a hanger again.


  1. I'd be lying if I said I thought of #4 first, but I'd also be lying if I said I didn't think that was the most surprising. Your spatial reading of the post-inspiring sticker is I think the right one. Though it could also mean, "if there's a fire, don't take a hanger, take the stairs.'

  2. Oh yeah, okay: "In case of fire, don't worry about the hangers in the closet—we can replace them." :)