Finding a Sign
There it is. A sign! People the world over are looking for one and this is as good as any.
How many times have people said, I need a sign”? Reckon you’d need everyone in your neighbourhood to take their shoes and socks off to count with their fingers and toes for that one.
But it’s a big deal when you find a sign like this. Life has got more twists and turns than a theme park ride. So finding a sign gives you comfort. You can sit underneath. Even point at it when people walk past.
You’ve got to find a sign in your own life. It could be down the street. Perhaps on the freeway. Or, maybe on a wall in a café you’ve yet to visit to test out the quality of their latte. Maybe check out how good their cake is.
For a good while there – back in the day – signs came in windowed envelopes. They’d say things like, “Hurry! Open this letter fast enough and you could find a key. Maybe win a new car!”
That was a sign. Back when the only Web around was full of dead flies in the back shed, Reader’s Digest somehow had everyone’s name on the planet and was rushing out competition keys so you could win yourself a car (though you usually ended up buying more books).
Now, you don’t get that kind of help for a sign. You have to go looking for one.
Las Vegas has got heaps of them. And the Ginza in Japan is stacked with signs, as is Shanghai in China. There are dozens of places around the world where there are more signs than city and I have to say it’s all a bit dazzling. You’re best off wearing sunglasses just to get near them. Or blink a lot to cut down the glare. Though that gets tiring after a few hours. Don’t recommend it.
Reckon you are better looking for a sign where there are none. Lot easier on the eyes. Plus you don’t need to put sunnies on.
You’ll find some people see a sign in places nobody else does. That’s very cool. Because people will start queuing up to see what’s going on and get excited. Even, if there’s nothing there anymore. Surely, that’s a true mark of a sign.
But if you want to find a sign, it’s best to check out Googs or one of the other search engines. They’ll have heaps of signwriters to help you. It’s a done deal.