Did it really need to be said?

by Chris MacDonald

shoes_wallHere’s one of those often-fascinating custom-printed-after-the-fact signs. It was posted in a building housing professional offices, in a town in Virginia.

The sign is baffling, at least to those of us who don’t happen to know the history. I always love looking at signs, and imagining the day when finally someone just couldn’t take it any more and felt compelled to word-process and print a sign…and then tape it to a wall with blue masking tape.

I also love the extravagant politeness, in which I detect no sarcasm nor suspect any.

(Thanks to Thea E. Smith for sending the picture.)