I often hear or see things like
"You are kindly asked to put your dishes in the dishwasher, not on top of it."
To me this sounds incredibly clumsy and wrong, as though someone has translated it literally from another language. I would have said "Please put you dishes etc."
Is this wrong or have I lost touch? Do Brits (or any other group) really say this?
(I am a native English speaker, in Germany for the last 30 years.)
edit: I have seen it many times in Germany, and recently also in France.