Weekly Photo Challenge: SIGNS
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” Bob Marley
Signs make us think. Some make us laugh. All have stories to tell. We have a pigeon problem in NYC… Well, it depends on who you ask and where you are. I guess the rats will win hands down. Anyhow, I laughed out loud, one morning, when I hit the subway and noticed people looking up, instead of at their feet. I looked up and that hysterical sign greeted me. It covered the entire length of the ceiling in my subway car. I paused long enough to collect myself, whip out my cheapo camera, and take a few shots. I have one with the people standing so you get the depth of it. I will go back and upload it so this one makes sense. There’s another sign I’d love to share but can’t find it. Sadly, I don’t always label my photo folders properly… C’est la vie! Enjoy
“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” Robert H. Schuller
Signs speak to us in many ways; they inform us, warn us, educate us, mislead us, and even make us laugh. T-shirts with interesting and funny lines are popular in Japan and I guess everywhere else in the world. We took shots of these in a Tokyo store… Love the literal translations. My daughters took even better ones but won’t let me share them. I get it. I speak two other languages and the T-shirts reminded me of when I was learning other languages too. I love them. Come back later for more. Ha!
“Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly. The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him.” P. T. Barnum
Samuel Johnson, once said that “Words are but the signs of ideas.” I find that to be the case even when the words are deceptive. Take your average, exaggerated, print ad or TV commercial, they use words to create ideas in our minds. We hear certain words and our associations leap in the direction the advertiser would love us to go… Yep, want that fizzy drink, love that ride, got those shoes … and on and on. Words fuel our ideas and then we add our own feelings and fantasies and, hey, the rest is a purchase in a store. Enjoy your weekend all! Thank you for checking in.
This post was inspired by a Daily Post Prompt: Weekly Photo Challenge: SIGNS For this challenge, share an image of a sign: it can be a sign near your home — a comforting sight after a long journey — a sign that doubles as art, or other types of signs that hold meaning for you.
Positive Motivation Tip: Signs speak volumes to us in many ways; they inform us, warn us, educate us, misled us and even make us laugh. Without signs, it would be hard to navigate the streets and other parts of the world. Let’s keep them coming!
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: from my Personal Collection.