Normative Signs: The Poetry of "Ought"

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

Dissertation on Emergency Plumbing

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This rather thorough how-to, aimed at amateur plumbers apparently, is posted in the men’s room at the Faculty Club at Harvard.
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Thanks to Jacob Levy for the photo.

Regulatory Overload at the Condo

This sign, posted at a condo in Toronto, seems likely to result in regulation fatigue. I wonder if they’ve considered holding a training seminar of some sort?