Wait, What Do I Do Here?
Saturday, August 10, 2013
I recently purchased an Android phone (but not a permanent phone plan — possible future post coming about The Sometimes Phone, a long-awaited and finally realized dream).
The phone part I can take or leave, but I liked having a camera in my pocket wherever I went on my last trip.
One thing I noticed is that having a camera with you all the time serves to highlight what you find interesting. You see something and think, oh I should take a picture of that.
Having a camera with me all the time has highlighted for me the fact that I have a small fascination with signage. I guess it makes sense, I’m someone who spends a lot of time trying to explain things to people; of course I might find it interesting to see what other people do when they are trying to explain things in as few words as possible.
It turns out that I especially like oddly specific signs.
Like this one.
I don’t know, it just seems so … thorough. Like anyone who suddenly found themselves in front of that door and didn’t know what to do was totally covered. It’s okay, honey, here’s what you do.
If only every door we ever found ourselves in front of was so accommodating.