Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Walk On By

This is the kind of welcoming signage I pass by daily. The orange and black 'no trespassing sign' is a new addition this week. Robert Frost once wrote "good fences make good neighbors," I wonder what he'd have thought about this? I'm guessing the good residents of this neighborhood are thinking, "good fences with a lot of signs on them keep the undesirable local riff raff out."
Admittedly, those of us on the poor side of town, without private beach rights, are at a disadvantage this time of year, having to swim with the townies and the tourists and all, but not having beach rights doesn't mean we're (a) stupid, (b) dense, and (c) unable to take a hint with the first three signs.

song: Walk On By • artist: Dionne Warwick


Anonymous said...

I think the "No Trespassing" bit should have a dismissive goodbye, such as, "Run along now." or "Sorry you don't make or didn't inherit enough money to enjoy nature. Have a nice summer."


Anonymous said...

Five Man Electric Band comes to mind.

Signs, signs everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind
Do this, don't do that, everywhere a sign.