Lawn signs — which really should be called “traffic island signs,” but that takes too long to say — are an easy, cost-effective way of advertising a political campaign, non-profit fundraiser, school play or sports tryouts.
Plenty of Westporters don’t like them. They clutter the landscape. Plus, many individuals and organizations ignore town regulations governing their placement and duration.
But one person really hates them. He (or she)* deliberately removed several signs from the North Avenue traffic circle at Long Lots Road. Others were taken from Bulkley Avenue and Greens Farms Road.
We can’t tell whether the vigilante took signs for non-profits, candidates, or both. All the evidence is gone.
Well, not all. The metal frames remain.
That’s a deliberate act.
You can love the signs. You can hate them.
But you can’t take them.
And you sure can’t take them, leaving only the frames behind.
That just advertises you’re a jerk.
* Though for some reason I’d bet anything it’s a guy.