On a doorway on a street in Schumacher Place, a resident has given vent to his evident frustrations while at the same time staying true to the great American tradition of giving fair warning to potential transgressors.
PLEASE, DO NOT KNOCK ON THIS DOOR REGARDING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
- SIGNING PETITIONS
- CONSULTATIONS REGARDING RELIGION, POLITICS, ANY OTHER SUBJECT
- SNOW REMOVAL
It’s not hard to imagine the back story. On a busy winter day, and in rapid-fire fashion, the homeowner was repeatedly interrupted by knocks from a solicitor for a ballot petition drive, neatly dressed Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons hoping to save a soul, a fervent Ron Paul advocate, a band booster seeking contributions for much-needed new uniforms, a spunky Girl Scout selling cookies, and a series of enterprising kids looking to make a few bucks shoveling the steps and sidewalk. Finally, when the last snow removal offer was greeted with a muttered epithet, a curt “No!” and a slammed door, the owner had had enough — and this sign resulted.
Do you think the sign works?