Signs tell us a lot about some of the things that have happened. They tell us weird things people have done. Signs tell us the pet peeves of the people who put them up.
Some people have been stressing out my pharmacist. And, it’s obvious she doesn’t like to be interrupted by your phone when she’s serving you.
Often rules that are “communicated” by signs are a reaction to some of what I’ve just intimated.
Some people just have no shame. So weird and wonderful signs tell us not to be jerks. They hint at what is proper for the context and place. Don’t be that guy or gal people put up signs for.
I’m not crazy about having to read plaques about other people’s misdemeanours. I just hope that by not reading the other signs I won’t be subject of the next one.
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