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And best wishes as well, lad
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And best wishes as well, lad

Culture

Looking for a sign?

foreign correspondance

By Geoffrey Plant [ Mon Aug 27 2012 12:33 PM ]

Here in the land of my ancestors be a man with grit, a man who dares send messages to all and sundry from his perch on a bench. This is Ralph Dymer, and he is Sign Guy.
Sign Guy has been killing some retired man's time sitting in front of his senior's apartment building for the past few years where he displays homemade signs with content running the entire spectrum of moods, from merry to disgruntled.
Not everybody loves Sign Guy. Sign Guy's presence has been known to provoke compulsive honking from drivers passing by (and he is essentially sitting beside a highway, so there are plenty or passing cars) which greatly upset Sign Guy's fellow apartment dwellers. Read here about the time Sign Guy lost his bench.

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