Finally a sign win!
It’s a sign full of win. Or is it? Can we really say that this is a positive indication of where we are as a society? What has the human race come to when municipalities feel the need to put up signs to remind people to use common sense and not do something as stupid as text and walk?
What’s next? Our restaurants going to put up signs that say don’t stab yourself in the eye of your fork? Our shoe stores going to have to remind people to take the paper stuffing out of their shoes before they put them on? Are lamp manufacturers going to have to put warning labels telling people not to stick their tongue in the light socket? Probably.
When you have to warn people to watch where they are going while walking down the streets that they don’t turn into a stain on the front of a city bus because they are too busy checking to see how many “likes” they got on the recent video of their cat that they posted, we, as a society, are indefinite trouble. Of course, this really isn’t all that surprising considering that this generations version of art is taking heavily filtered photos of what they are having or dinner.
There’s an old joke about people who aren’t bright enough to walk and chew gum at the same time. Unfortunately, walking into a mailbox and suing the USPS because you couldn’t be bothered to stop before typing “Walking down the street, LOL” is a very real problem that cities all over the country are going to have to deal with. It isn’t enough anymore to put up crosswalks with LED images of people walking or not walking in order to keep the citizens safe while traversing the urban land scape on foot. No, now we have to remind people to not stare at their phone and we may even find ourselves putting up signs every now and then reminding people to breathe, to blink, and even telling them to alternate their feet while walking in order to ensure that our species makes it to the next generation.