|Another sign that needed more proofing
||[Jan. 22nd, 2007|12:37 pm]
|||||some New Age crap that my clients plays||]|
So I was down at the Virginia Faire site yesterday, drawing up the completely overwhelming list of things that need to happen between now and May....
...sorry, I was, again, completely overwhelmed and having a "WHY am I doing this?" moment. But I'm better now. (See, a short attention span DOES come in handy!)
The great Commonwealth of Virginia has posted new signs in the Lake Anna area: "Birding & Nature Trail". To encourage you to hike and enjoy the lovely trails and wildlife in the area. So, the sign's got a bird, some decorative foliage and...
Well, that's encouraging. I know that when I'm looking to hike a nature trail, I'm looking for places where I can see pretty flowers, interesting birds and large mammals capable of mauling me for the fruit & nut bar I'm carrying in my camera bag.
I mean, if you're trying to avoid liability here, then just say "Hey, hike here, but don't blame us if you run into a hungry bear."
If you're going for truth in advertising, okay, leave the bear...but why don't you replace that lovely flowering vine in the graphic with something you're more likely to run into: poison ivy, maybe? A pretty little bird...or maybe, really, a big ol' turkey vulture, the bird I spot most often down there. And really, there's just enough white space left on the sign to tuck in a lil' copperhead...how exciting would that be?
Sure, you might not get as many folks hiking on the trails...but you'd probably slow housing development a bit, too, and THAT would be a good thing.