"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Sunday, June 26, 2011

an anwat pet-peeve

any time i tell you that i have a pet peeve, i'll preface it with something like this, "i don't have too many pet peeves, but i have one i'll tell you about that's been driving me crazy!" 
so, plant that preface here.
yard sale signs.  we must live in a great neighborhood for yard sales because our corner post is always filled up and down with colorful yard/garage/moving/estate/art sale signs.  it's not the signs that bother me.  they're colorful and pretty and unless they have obvious mis-spellings, they're just easily tolerable.  it's when they stay there all week long, for weeks and weeks and weeks! 
really folks, it doesn't take more than about a half hour (at most, that's if you're a crazy sign planter that places signs a mile from home.) to go and take down your signs at the end of the sale.  i realize there's a lot of cleaning up to do with the sale and all, because i have in fact put on one (or three) of these glorious
sales... but thirty minutes?!  is that really too much to ask?! 
well how about the fact that if you don't, you're littering!  does that bother you enough to do it?  paper is litter.  cardboard boxes are litter.  whatever you use isn't nature.  it's litter!  go pick up your trash people!!! 
come on!
so... if you've been involved in a yard sale lately (like this year) and you haven't removed your street-side advertisement, go do it.  because no one else is going to do it for you.  and it'll only take about thirty minutes (at most).  and if you don't, you're littering! 
but i love you.  thanks for reading. 
Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 


bonniebee said...

Today I saw an old garage sale sign when entering our neighborhood. I thought of you. I don't think it bothers me that much, unless I'm looking for a garage sale and the sign is old and I waste my time looking for it. Annoying nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid you may be preaching to the choir. This should be sent to the newspaper for a letter to the editor, though, because you make a good point! lylyly