Normative Signs: The Poetry of "Ought"

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

Month: May, 2014

No Dumping Under Surveillance

No_dumping_surveillanceNo…uh, no what? Wait! Who would…? I mean, surely … surely no one wants to… um, under surveillance.

(Sign posted on a cul-de-sac in a subdivision outside of Ottawa, Canada.)

No Roof Hopping

roof_warning1This rather unique warning sign is posted in Yellowknife, NTW (Canada), asking parents not to let their kids climb on roofs.

I like the “Please remind your children” part (as if not climbing on buildings is a rule that’s been discussed already, and the kids just need a reminder).

Nice also that they put child safety first, and left the potential for structural damage til the end.

Here’s one of the old buildings in question:

Thanks to Charles Tam for submitting the photos.