Let me share a funny story with you, although it makes me look a little strange. I was driving to work with a buddy of mine, he was driving, when he said to me “What are you doing?” To which I answered, “What do you mean?”, it being early in the morning I really wasn’t doing much of anything except sitting there contemplating the day ahead.
“Every time we pass a sign you read it…out loud” he said to me. Well I had no idea how to answer that one, it also struck me as quite funny. We spent the next few minutes laughing our asses off. I realized, after the fact, that it was a weird habit I had. I don’t know when I became a ‘sign reader’ but I figured it was a bit peculiar and if I wanted to keep my lift I had better give it up.
I have always liked signs, the older the better. Something about them is very human. Now a days advertising is done mostly on television, radio, internet, but there was a time if you had a business you needed to depend on word of mouth and a sign over the door of your business, the bigger the better.
I have given up reading signs out loud, at least when other people are in the car. But I do enjoy a good sign.