Do you remember that phrase? It’s actually the chorus from the song, “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band. Here’s the full chorus:
“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”
There are some signs I could definitely live without…I mean, do I really need to be informed about remedies to erectile dysfunction when entering the Garden State Parkway? I think not.
There are other signs that I find very helpful, stop signs, street signs, building name signs; all necessary, though not all attractive. But when I want to get somewhere, I don’t need attractive; I just need effective.
But there are three signs I’ve seen that I just loved and want to share them with you:
The first is actually a bumper sticker that caught my eye. Being a real animal lover, I liked it so much I took a picture of it. Certainly makes a statement, doesn’t it?
The next sign was a billboard I drove past every day and for the longest time had no clue what they were trying to sell. The background looked like oranges…maybe…it was a blurred picture so you couldn’t really be sure. In bold black letters was, “It’s not a medium, it’s a large!” Humm, I thought, large what? Oranges? So, day after day I pondered until one day it finally hit! (Picture one of those, I coulda had a V8 moments). They weren’t selling a product at all…they were selling billboard space! The medium to which they referred was an advertising medium. Their point being, as mediums go, this is a large. A clever concept, to be sure. But I wonder how many people never did get what they were trying to say. What do you think…good advertising or did it miss the mark?
The last sign was in front of a very quaint country church. The kind you’d see in a Norman Rockwell picture. The sign was very simple in black letters on a white background and it said:
COME TO CH_ _CH
I thought this was a brilliant sign. Made you think a moment and then you got the message loud and clear. I hope it inspired people. And what do you think of this one?
Okay, so now you’ve listened to my random thoughts about signs. How about a card with a sign on it…
I’m also entering this card in the following challenges:
- Crafter’s Cafe-Food or Drink
- One Sweet Challenge-Thanksgiving
- Fan-Tastic Tuesday-Make a Scene
- Shopping Our Stash-No Stamping
Before I go, I anted to share that my, “Sound the Alarm” card was selected as a Favorite of the Week at Splitcoast Stampers. I’m very thankful for the people there who take the time to comment and vote…it’s so nice to open an e-mail and see that someone picked your card as a favorite! If you missed the post with that card, it’s here.