I appreciate the worthy sign goals of directing, alerting, and informing. However, I especially enjoy the unintentional humor that sometimes occurs when pondering.
Here’s my take or my mistake on signs:
While waiting outside the storage area of the Cusco, Peru hotel where I stayed, I wondered how this kind fellow traveler had been singled out as a supremely disagreeable character.
Further investigation resolved my perplexity.
During an extensive bicycle ride in South Haven, Michigan my good-natured friend paused beside this sign. Although hot and tired she hadn’t been at all short tempered, but the sign had been short one “d”.
I viewed this sign outside a Colorado hotel elevator and thought this fellow promoted too leisurely a method in exiting a burning building.
Increased urgency, as communicated in the Lisbon, Portugal bathroom sign, would have been more appropriate.
I applauded creative use of synonyms on this sign, but wondered if there had been a Highway Council debate coupled with thesaurus usage before the substitution.
Even straightforward signs allowed for a little fun.
No pondering about these signs- spontaneity struck!
(See July 12, 2017 Post “Make Fully Dressed Spontaneous Pole Dancing The Next Phenomenon”.)