Street Signs to Go
Have you ever wished you could label your territory? On our local city-neighborhood chat group, I hear of dog walkers dumping doo-doo in neighbors’ trash cans in the alley. On our busy city street, a new mother to the area actually put up one of those yellow dummy construction workers, all of about three feet high or so, OUT IN THE STREET, with a “Slow! Children Playing” sign.
I’m not sure what’s legal and what’s not, but pretty soon, I’m going to buy one of those yard signs that signals folks to scoop their dog’s poop. I would imagine that their dogs smell our dogs (who do NOT do their business in the front yard, thank you very much) and they let it rip. Not nice.
Meanwhile, as I’ve been perusing road signs, I’ve found some others that could help those with larger properties, maybe in rural communities or outside business buildings that you might own. You could mark “Private Road, No Thru Traffic”, “No Outlet”, or maybe even put a big “STOP” sign on your teen’s bedroom door-!
There are possibilities, people.
Personally, I like the traffic signs that have every type of instruction from “Do Not Enter” to “STOP, Fasten Your Seat Belts” and include “One Way” signs and day-glo parking cones. We may have to check into these tall and slim cones as one of our sons may start driving later this year. Yikes.
Actually, I really like the “Stop/Go” two-sided traffic paddles. They appeal to my Type A personality. Can you imagine your child or spouse treading dangerous territory, and all you’d have to do is flash a quick paddle to give them warning. And if they don’t heed that, well, paddles probably have multiple uses….
Street signs include such gems as “STOP, Wash Your Hands Often”, and “DANGER, Stay Clear”, perfect to label your secret stash of chocolate. There are custom-made signs with your own message, and I could see this really taking off—a label here, a warning there. None of the kids could protest, “But, I didn’t know!”
Truth in labeling. It’s an idea whose time has come.