If you have read my blog recently, You can see that I have been using my phone camera. I posted about the signs at the Trayvon Martin rally in downtown Columbia and different bumper stickers from around our area. I don't don't claim that they are examples of good photography. Not at all. But it is now a simple process to capture little images quickly.
Recently I have been interested in the little signs around us, especially the text that gives directions about the obvious. I realize that we live in a very litigious society, and that if you didn't put a CAUTION! CONTENTS MAY BE HOT! reminder on a styrofome cup, you might be sued if someone spilled the contents of said cup into their crotch. I guess it's happened.
Here are some interesting pictures from a public restroom.
Sadly, I am not sure it is very effective since about half of the guys I share restrooms with don't wash their hands before exiting. And I am left there wondering how many have touched the door handle before me who haven't washed their hands. I usually try to get a towel from one of the professional dispensers and use that to open the door. Then I'm left with the towel when I am outside the restroom. Do I put it in my pocket? (Yuck.) Leave it in the shopping cart? (That would be yucky for someone else.) Carry it around until I see a trash can? It's complex, you know? I just want to be a good citizen. But at least the management has done their part with the directions and all. Maybe they should have one of those loud beepers that signal the management when someone hasn't followed the proper hand washing directions. You know, like the ones that are used to deter shop lifters.
RED COLORED TEXT for emphasis, bold lettering, underlining for effect, he laminated it to keep it fresh (although that doesn't seem to be working well). And the use of the word Survivors in the last line? Well played. He should have paid attention to his spell check though.
What's interesting is that a couple weeks ago, when Heidi and I were out for our walk, we saw the owners of this property with their truck and trailer. They were unloading their tractor getting ready to mow. All of their gear was parked on their neighbor's lot! Lucky for them the neighbor's don't have the same attitude about private property. Otherwise they might have been detected with SURVELANCE [sic] and would have been lucky to count themselves among the Survivors.