Signs, signs, everywhere you go

In the last few years, signs have started appearing at government offices instructing people on how to wash their hands. I wonder if there is any data that shows they work.

This morning, whilst cycling in the CarlingtonĀ area, I noticed an ordinary street shaped in the usual crescent that is so common in the suburbs, had a “curve” sign posted before the turn in the crescent. Have we really got to the point where curves on crescents are going to be signed?

Then at City Hall this week for a meeting, I noticed bureaucrats have posted signs on how to drink from water fountains.

Still, none of these beat the recent bleatings by someone on a web discussion site that we need instructions on staircases to instruct people how to pass each other whether going upĀ or down, who had the right of way, etc.

Somehow, it all seems so sad.

4 thoughts on “Signs, signs, everywhere you go

  1. Not really signs, as much as notes, but still funny:

    @ Charles A-M, good point about snow covered streets, but usually you can tell with a curb or some other things. A more useful indicator would be stakes marking the edge of the pavement so that the grass doesn’t get plowed up. They do just that in Centrepointe Park because they plow the path and you really can’t tell which way it goes – not like a road. But then vandals come along and rip out the stakes so it’s fairly useless. I bet if you put up a sign saying “don’t rip up the stakes”, someone would still rip them up.

  2. Put up a sign that says, “for your safety, please remove these stakes”, and young hooligans would actually plant more stakes.

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