Good Sign

So rarely is there cause to praise Parks management for putting up a good sign that I hasten to register unconditional commendation for a new sign that went up this past week. It says “NO SMOKING” in big white letters on a red background. Here it is:

The sign is especially welcome because the park just narrowly escaped being turned into a dope-smoking zone; see the cannabis topic. It’s reassuring to have the no-smoking policy reaffirmed in clear, bright capital letters.

Now, what would be wrong with equally clear language on another park issue, owners who run their dogs off leash where they shouldn’t. What about: NO DOGS OFF LEASH. Gets the message across.