Sunday, February 15

what's the point in putting up signs when no one reads them?

there are double doors to the lobby, but we keep the left one (as I face them) locked. there is a sign at eye level on the door saying, "please use other door." despite this, I cannot count (though perhaps I should try one day) the number of people who try to walk through that door. they'll do it on their way in, and again on their way out. sometimes they stand there, repeatedly trying to open it. we had the sign at handle level for a while, figuring that's where people were looking, but it made no difference.

today they painted the edges of the desk. there is a large sign posted below the paint, and another sign sitting upright on top of the desk. I have already warned off four people who were just leaning on the wet paint, completely oblivious to the signs directly in front of them. the number would probably be higher, but Sunday is a very slow day here.

perhaps I'm just too scintillatingly lovely, and they're blinded when they come in.

3 comments:

HutchDeluxe said...

I do that too, and push on pull doors. It's a reflex, based on the notion that all business doors should work both ways. You'd have to block out all the glass on that door to make people stop using it entirely.

Also, your post is black text on a black background in Firefox. WTF?

LDP said...

what? I'm sorry... I couldn't rip my eyes away from your lovely form long enough to notice what you wrote. I believe Hutch had the same problem.

Schatzi said...

Hutch: Yeah, I email most of my posts in, and had no idea that one got all weird.
The first time someone has a problem with the door, it's not a big deal; I understand. However, when they come and go four or five times, and struggle every time, that's when I begin to wonder.

LDP: Why don't you take a picture? It'll last longer!