I don’t have a problem with protesters. Sure, I get irritated when they block off my parking lot and have to walk over snow banks, but I always figure they have a good reason for being there, and if no one questioned the status quo, nothing would ever change.
Unfortunately, yesterday I ran into the worst protesters ever. They looked organized, and the police were hanging out with them, so they must have had a permit, or whatever you need these days to protest.
But their signs were completely unreadable. They were about the size of 2 regular sheets of paper taped together and they had far too many words. Consequently, the text was pretty small and therefore impossible to read.
Now, these people were on the side of a main road, with 4 lanes across and no room for pedestrians. This road has highway ramps. Their main target had to be people in the vehicles driving by them.
That’s a distance of what, 3 to 10 feet, depending on the lane you were in. The speed limit is about 30mph. What were they thinking? No one could tell what they were protesting. They were in front of a construction site for the new hospital, but were they protesting the hospital? The parking? The choice of construction company?
Epic fail. Get bigger signs, and then I might respect your cause. Until then, I can’t, because I can’t tell what your cause is. As it is, you’re just wasting time and valuable sticks (for your sign posts) that could be used as war pikes.
Also, when I went back after work to take pictures, you had already gone home. I guess that’s okay, because it was 9 hours later, but my pictures are sure not going to be as interesting now. You even took down your giant inflatable rat.