When your yard sale is over, or you’ve found your lost pet, take down the sign

This letter is to bring awareness to some people about what I (and I’m sure others) consider an eyesore.

People, when you have a yard sale, please, please, take down your signs when it’s over!

[The signs] bother me in two ways: One, they should be considered littering; and two, they’re distracting and misleading to those of us who enjoy spending a Saturday morning visiting yard sales.

At least when you put up a sign, [include] the date. [A sign] that reads "Yard Sale Sat.," or, even worse,"Yard Sale Today!" doesn't do much good if it was the previous week.

My complaint isn't just [about] yard sale [signs], but election signs, lost pet signs, and let’s not forget [signs for] birthday parties. Nothing is more attractive than a weathered piece of pink paper and a couple of wilted balloons taped to a stop sign.

— Raymond Kinsey
Asheville

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4 thoughts on “When your yard sale is over, or you’ve found your lost pet, take down the sign

  1. travelah

    Sign Sign everywhere a sign
    Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
    Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign

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