Saturday, July 22, 2017

Another ‘sign’ of progress here in the City of Lake Worth. See latest update below.

First, how much do you know about:

  • Silly Red Signs (SRS)?
  • Red Sign Syndrome (RSS)?
  • Sthaltus signentititis robrusistiticus (SSR)?
  • Use this link to learn more about these topics and much more.
Do you have a SRS? A manual is available (includes index and color tabs) with the schedule of maintenance and care requirements, e.g., bi-monthly waxings, red color enhancers (non-toxic ingredient recipes), and emergency repair instructions.

Very important: Never, ever, use bleach on the whites!
Some SRSs have been out so long they’re leaching dangerous Chloroplast chemicals into the Lake Worth aquifier. Don’t they care about Lake Worth’s drinking water? Your pets?

HERE’S AN UPDATE. Yippeeeeee!

Reports coming in, three more Silly Red Signs have disappeared.

And. . . another SRS was taken from one neighborhood and moved to another neighborhood! What’s with that? Running low on inventory?

And you may have noticed some signs by the SRS platoon are being re-purposed with cheap red spray paint. The shaky white stenciling is advertising properties “For Sale” or “For Rent”, and sometimes both at the same time.

What must be confusing for people looking for a home, condo, or apartment is one can still see the “Hands Off” in the sign through the cheap paint. Talk about a mixed message.

Anyhow, Mark Twain understood the power of lies, like those of SRS. Here is a quote attributed to him:

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.

When you go around the City and see a yard with a SRS, think of them like the WWII soldiers that emerged from the jungles in the Philippines looking very confused still thinking the war was going on — years after it ended.

Anyhow, the SRS reads, “HANDS OFF Our BEACH & POOL”? Hello. The pool was shut down and condemned last December.

Should the sign read. . .

“HANDS ON Our BEACH & POOL”?

Do you remember the original SRS? It read “HANDS OFF OUR POTHOLES”. That message didn’t go over very well with the public.

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