Kind signs: Kiss and Ride

kiss-rideThis is how a school in my city labelled the drop off zone for kids.

This phrase says: “Don’t leave your car unattended here.” It says: “If you want to stop and chat with a teacher, or another parent, or with your neighbour from down the street, this is not the place.” It says: “Don’t be a selfish doofus and park here, because traffic in this lane circulates.” The unspoken in this phrase says all of that, but in a warm and fuzzy way.

I can’t say for sure, but I think people might pay more attention to this simple, friendly phrase than they would to an ubiquitous “Drop Off Zone Only” sign.

drop-off-zone

Maybe we should work on making other signs kinder? 

 

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About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on August 1, 2014, in Arlene Smith, Arlene Somerton Smith, Gratitude, How do you define success?, Inspiration, Just for Fun, Living life to the fullest and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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