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Not all people obey the SIGNS. Like the NO DIVING sign below, some take liberties and use them as suggestions. Take the Speed Limit sign for instance. Is there a sign more abused? Well maybe STOP signs come in a close second. Maybe the Yield sign. Then again No Parking signs get abused.

You just passed your Exit signs are fun. Signs like Welcome to Your Town bring a smile to our faces. Especially when we have been away for a while.

We buy your used car flipping sign guys in front of Carmax. Emergency Room signs become very important as you make your way through a strange hospital. Increasing gas price signs along the highways.

Big Numbers on Lotteries signs flash at every store. Signs in your neighbor’s yard for a Home For Sale. Signs supporting the various Candidates for Election. Signs indicating accidents ahead. The many and inventive Yard Sale signs.

Signs its someone’s Birthday with balloons on the mailbox. Builders signs at every corner. Bent Street signs. 2 for $5 Burger signs. Do you Need a Lawyer sign (most of these you won’t see because they have been run over)?

The Left lane must turn Right at the next intersection signs. Even signs where your Dog Can’t Crap. I didn’t know dogs could read. Important signs like Restroom signs. Always look closely.

Oh, I have a tremendous issue with people abusing Handicapped Parking signs. Pray, I don’t see you. Another one you might not want to ignore, the good old RxR Crossing sign.

The Bar sign over your local watering hole that you dream about having in your basement. The sign next to your daily horoscope. The Pancake Breakfast sign in front of the local church.

And remember – Not all signs are on the Level.

Photo by Mike Hartley

So today I’ll spend the rest of my time looking for positive signs. Mainly from people instead of objects.

My apologies for posting a strange picture yesterday without explanation. That machine in front of the old Washington Post building with the entry gate down is a Linotype Machine. It was used decades ago, yeah when I first started in the industry to set type for newspaper pages.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Everyone needs a recharging station.
  • The more humor I read or hear, the better my day is.
  • Do you ever have those days where you think you should get out and do something but the call of the house to stay home and do nothing is so loud it can’t be ignored?
  • Taking Christmas lights down is depressing. But then again having 68-degree weather to do it in is nice.
  • One of my favorite drummers passed recently. Thanks for the great music, Neil Peart. I loved seeing Rush live.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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