Saturday, May 3, 2008

Sign? I didn't see any sign!

This is the side entrance to the market where I took the "Treasures..." photo posted April 29th. Aside from the obvious "No dogs allowed," this sign reads "No selling of old things," which is exactly what the men on the other side of the fence are doing, laying their wares out on newspaper or just on the stones. In this way they avoid paying a fee for a real stand, like the one where my treasures were offered for sale, but they risk a fine if the inspectors come along.

3 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

I have a habit of ignoring signs, too. Dead End? Sounds like an invitation to see if it's really true -:)

By the way, I saw a comment on Kim's blog that you're visiting Seattle in September. A get together would be fun, if you can fit it in.

Abraham Lincoln said...

People are the same all over the world. Most people think government gets their nose stuck in too many things as it is and to make the average person toe the line or pay a fine is about all government is good for--a kind of people police.

Signs like wet paint invite a touch. I think the fact that the sign says no is reason enough to do it anyway.

I would not be able to get to Seattle when you are there with Kim and Chuck. It is on the other side of the world from where I live.

babooshka said...

Signs are like barriers, there to be broken down and ignored.