Not all jobs can be as exciting as mine. I know that. And not all parts of all jobs are fun; that’s why they call it work. And, not everyone gets to do meaningful work. But when your entire job can be replaced by one sturdy nail, that’s pretty sad.
So, because nobody else will, I salute the sign holder.
But I just need to ask WHY. Seriously, what’s with the person-held signage at street corners?! During the last year, they’ve started sprouting up like dandelions.
Why? Is it illegal to nail a sign that big to the telephone pole, but it’s not illegal to have a person hold such a sign? Or are we consumers so pathetic that we can be distracted by the movement and so manipulated by advertisers that we really believe there will be more than one item that actually rings up at 70% off the original retail price?
What kind of instructions do the sign-holders get before they start their shift, besides being told which corner to stand on. Are they allowed to sit? Can they lean? Must the sign move CONSTANTLY? Back and forth? Up and down? What about bathroom breaks — what do they do with the sign?!
Do you know? Tell me.