Today it would seem that we cannot look one way or the other without seeing a poster, a sign, a banner or other kind of display, telling us of something that we need. Do we really need to be told of so much that is available, so often?
Many of the signs we see are of course advertising one thing or another but these aren’t the only types of signs that we may see, especially around election time. Posters of candidates always seem to be a major aspect of any election campaign which means that they get plastered everywhere, trees, lampposts, store windows and even our own windows if we will let them. As we drive down the highway we will see many large signs advertising one thing or another but there are also road signs telling how we should drive or where we are going. When we are walking we are still bombarded with different signs telling us to put our dog on a leash, stay off the grass or not to drop any litter, plus of course a candidate’s poster on every tree.
Sometimes it is worth just taking a moment to visualize what life would look like without these posters and signs, probably though, it may look a little dull after all, many of the posters and signs add colour to our lives and some of them even add a touch of humour. We certainly must have grown fond of different signs and posters as we now often add them to our fridges in the form of magnetic attachments that advertise something or other.
In times of financial unrest, there is one type of sign that seems to increase in numbers and those are the real estate signs, announcing that a house, apartment or building is for sale or lease. There will probably be a time in all of our lives when we will want to display one of these signs ourselves but apart from that one time, these signs we take very little notice of but, as perhaps just one person might, they have to be put up. If we do find ourselves having use for one of these signs, fortunately today, there are many places that can provide us with the quality real estate signs that we will need.
The use of signs seems to have become a way of keeping our lives orderly, perhaps by the signs expressing how we should dispose of our litter and directing us to which grass we can walk on. The road signs can also assist us in keeping safe as they warn us of approaching dangers; guide us into the correct lanes or just ordering us to stop in order to prevent a potential accident. So, although at times we may think that all the banners, posters and signs are sometimes a bit of an eyesore, they are perhaps needed and so we should just do our best to make them as interesting and colourful as possible.