Normative Signs: The Poetry of "Ought"

In which the author finds beauty in how people tell other people what to do.

Not quite irony

This ‘Watch your step!’ sign would be unremarkable (in Toronto, in winter). Except when you see its location:

It’s more than a mess!

IMG_8004One of my core interests in starting this blog is that I’m interested in the ways in which sign-makers try to get us to do things. Often there’s more than just “do this,” but also “do this because…. This sign is a good example of that, with its nod to public health.