Quirky tile seller has a way with humorous signs

A FUNNY sign is not how Concept Tiles Toowoomba sales consultant Emma Manteufel imagined her 15 minutes of fame.

But she has taken the attention with grace and slight embarrassment.

Some wording she put together for the company's sign on the corner of James and Pechey Sts about one year has exploded on the internet.

The sign reads: "Husbands choosing tiles must have note from wife".

Concept Tiles sales consultant Emma Manteufel, who creates the signs, is overwhelmed her handiwork has created such interest.
Concept Tiles sales consultant Emma Manteufel, who creates the signs, is overwhelmed her handiwork has created such interest. Bev Lacey

 

She was inspired by the countless husbands she had served, positive their wives would love their choices only to be shut down when the pair would shop together.

"Basically all the time we would get these husbands come in, and the poor things, they thought they were helping out by picking some stuff out in advance and they'd feel really good about it. Then they'd come in with their wife, show it all off and the wife would be like 'no no no'," Ms Manteufel laughed.

Commuters on James Street would be familiar with the interesting signs on the corner of James and Peachey Sts. One in particular has sparked interest around the world. Concept Tiles sales consultant Emma Manteufel, who creates the signs, is overwhelmed her handiwork has created such interest.
Commuters on James Street would be familiar with the interesting signs on the corner of James and Peachey Sts. One in particular has sparked interest around the world. Concept Tiles sales consultant Emma Manteufel, who creates the signs, is overwhelmed her handiwork has created such interest. Bev Lacey

"It's not that they weren't good at picking, it's just they had different tastes."

Ms Manteufel assumed a commuter snapped the image and put it on the internet sometime last year.

She first noticed it doing the rounds when a radio station in Texas, America shared the image on their Facebook page in November.

The post alone has 74,410 likes, 5000 comments and more than 200,000 shares.

"It's pretty funny, it makes us feel like a lot of people can relate to it," Ms Manteufel said.

"Then we've had people saying the sign is stereotyping but it's all in good humour."

Commuters on James Street would be familiar with the interesting signs on the corner of James and Peachey Sts. One in particular has sparked interest around the world. Concept Tiles sales consultant Emma Manteufel, who creates the signs, is overwhelmed her handiwork has created such interest.
Commuters on James Street would be familiar with the interesting signs on the corner of James and Peachey Sts. One in particular has sparked interest around the world. Concept Tiles sales consultant Emma Manteufel, who creates the signs, is overwhelmed her handiwork has created such interest. Bev Lacey

Ms Manteufel said every week friends were tagging her in Facebook posts they had seen with that same photo of the sign.

Just recently Australian reality stars from the television series The Block shared the image on their social media accounts.



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