"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday, 3 October 2014

Thank you....If you Please

My large signs were expensive. The sign-maker installed them the first time  He did a professional job.and we chose locations carefully. 

They cost most of my  sign budget. Lawn signs were collected , cleaned, staples removed and stored from the previous  campaign. 

This year my daughter and son-in-law placed them for me with the same thought  to location. 

Where they shared space with other signs , they were careful not to obscure any other signs. 

It wasn't  hard  because my signs  are fastened to T Bar  metal stakes. They are high. 

The sign  at the south east corner of Wellington and Bathurst has been taken. Eight ties had to be cut for the sign to be removed from the stakes. The . stakes themselves are expensive. Even more so, empty. 

I would appreciate return of the sign.

. It's of no use to anyone else. 

It would be hard to hide. 

In  someone else's possession, it  must clearly be seen to have been stolen. 

Please, I need my sign.  

Put it back .  On the ground would  be fine. 

It would  be very much appreciated. 


Anonymous said...

Damn it all - I hope it wasn't some sort of initiation rite. Hate to think of it sitting in some kid's rec room as a trophy.

Anonymous said...

It is awfully tempting to point a finger here but I will resist other than to note that we did see this stuff a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

Your signs are few. They are different. They have been receiving compliments. Someone was unable to handle that.

Anonymous said...

I pay little attention to signs. I find the newspapers are useful for comments of candidates when responding to questions posed.

There is a gentleman running that would appear to have similar views to yourself on running the town - I like that. Further, I don't think he will have the patience to be stonewalled by staff- I also like that.

There is also a candidate running who is a professional engineer. I am looking more closely here. It seems to me that engineering could be an asset for at least one council member. I have seen councillors probing for information on water rates, consumption, storm water etc. They are usually stymied with "data" that is difficult to interpret without some sort of training.

Some candidates could paper the sidewalks with signs and it would mean nothing to me.

You need not worry that I will spend too much time as most of the existing councillors are off my list and a number of the other candidates can be easily stroked out - especially those that mention a tax increase as a fix.

Anonymous said...

18:34 - It would ill advised to point a finger because you would more than likely be wrong. Why put yourself into that position?

The reality is, the signs get removed/destroyed/defaced etc because they are targets of youth with nothing better to do with their time.

If you are looking to point a finger at other candidates (more than likely your thinking) you are just looking to stir up the pot needlessly.

Unless you witness it you would be better off not saying anything.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunatelt teenagers love the sign season - no conspiracy - just stupidity!

Anonymous said...

Not thinking about other candidates at all. Only one contender is in conspiracy mode. Imagine twitting to the cops because you feel offended.

Heather Brookes said...

Signs come and signs go, The sign that has gone astray is a large one. It will not be easy to hide and I know it wil not fit into a car. We had to ask for it to be returned. It has not as of yet. You never really expect it to be returned but there is always hope. We have moved on! We hope who ever has it will enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

It is really too bad, Heather. Most of the signs that went AWOL during the last election were small & easily hidden. Maybe someone will drop it off for you.
One hopes.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts on yesterday?