GL, GL, GL… - Posted by JHyre in Ohio
Posted by JHyre in Ohio on March 06, 2002 at 17:06:06:
Man, sometimes it sure is hard to agree with you. Nevertheless, I’m 90% with you. I do not like bandit signs. I think they are seriously ugly and certainly wouldn’t want to live in a neighborhood that permitted them, either at law or in fact. I also have a very high respect for property rights, so you are not likely to find me putting signs on someone’s private property, no matter how overgrown and poorly maintained it is. That just BUGS me. I agree that bad actors reflect bad on the rest of the class(es) to which they belong…trust me, as an attorney, I have lots of experience with that phenomenon. And I DO judge people by what they do…I am a leery of those who take too many shortcuts. I accept that most people take some, but really tend to get on with those who only take very, very tiny ones (jaywalkers & guys who only go 5 over the speed limit). Once the shortcuts get beyond that, the potential for rationalizing anti-social behavior increases dramatically. Fortunately, I know Dave & Tim pretty well, so I take their advertising with a grain of salt…even though I probably wouldn’t engage in it (at least I don’t now, never say never?). It’s ugly and it’s litter…so I disagree with most people who engage in it, though I usually manage to do so without thinking they are scum. One exception: In Houston, there is NO enforcement of any laws that may exist on the subject…to NOT do it there puts one at a competitive disadvantage…so there, I might hold my nose and do it. Maybe. It’s so ugly, I might as well toss a McDonald’s sandwich wrapper out of the window of my car for a similar effect…and litterbugs REALLY burn me up. Who’s rationalizing now, LOL!
Be nice to Tim, he’s a good guy, a distasteful habit notwithstanding.