Friday, June 04, 2010

And the point is?

Two stations I pass through every day are festooned with signs, all of which have "Temporary sign" in the corner. Apart from the fact that these signs have been there for months, what is the point of the addition in the corner? Does the travelling public care if the sign is temporary? No.

So apart from making extra work for the sign-writer and extra cost for the rail company, I am mystified.

Best suggestions please.


Joe James said...

Maybe posting "temporary sign" deters vandalism and graffiti. Why spray paint something that won't (presumably) not be there very long? i think the rail company might be on to some subversive vandalism protection.

Merlin said...

My guess is there is some sort of legislation involved regarding the installation of permanent signage.

By declaring it to be temporary signage, said legislation is thus circumvented.