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Date: 13/06/03

Signs Of The Times

Have you ever had the urge to amend signs and notices in public places?

I was in the town centre on Thursday morning and saw two which just cried out for adjustment.

One was a poster in the window of an optician's. It showed one of those very smart, glossy young women (of the type who seem to be running the world these days), with the slogan:

"I got three pairs of glasses, and only paid for one of them."

Please tell me I'm not the only one who wanted to add:

"My court case is next Wednesday."

Another one was a simple name-plate on a very plain and unadorned wooden entrance. It said:


I can't tell you how difficult it was to resist the temptation to add: